SUPPORTING THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, ISRAEL

Dr Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute

The Dr Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) is a prestigious four-week summer programme.

Up to 90 international students from around the world work together on research projects that explore their interests. They are mentored by some of the world’s leading scientists and use the Institute’s incredible facilities.

Students spend a week in a field school to experience the diverse ecosystems, wildlife and archaeology of the region. The itinerary includes visits to Jerusalem and the North of Israel.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a scientific community and actively take part in research. Recent student projects included: ‘Searching for the Higgs Boson at the LhC’ (Physics Dept.), ‘T Cell Tolerance and the Function of Tumor Progression’ (Biology Dept.), and ‘Gold Nanoparticle Films for Use as Sensors’ (Chemistry Dept.).

Thanks to the support of our UK philanthropists, Weizmann UK will award full scholarship to those accepted on the programme (although we ask those who are able to make a contribution of £450). Applications are open to schools throughout the UK.

To find out more about what it’s like to be an ISSI participant, click here.

Click here to read more about the programme on the Weizmann Institute of Science website.

For examples of projects previously completed by students, please click here

To find out more about the programme please see our FAQs

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2016 ISSI PROGRAMME ARE NOW CLOSED

Applications for the 2017 programme will open in mid-October 2016. These applications should be from UK students who are  in Year 13  and plan to study a science subject at University. The programme will take place in July 2017. Flights and insurance will be organised by Weizmann UK and the UK group will travel to Israel together.

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact Lydia Wood by email lydia@weizmann.org.uk or call 020 7424 6860