Yad Hanadiv is pleased to announce that senior Israeli diplomat and former Ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub, will be joining the Foundation as Director of Strategy and Planning. In this role he will lead the Foundation's long-term strategic thinking, including developing new areas of activity and building new relationships.
The Selection Committee of the Rothschild Prizes Organization, Chaired by Professor Shafi Goldwasser, decided on 15 November 2015, on the winners of the 2016 Rothschild Prizes:
The Rothschild Prize in Life Sciences
Professor Hagai Bergman from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Rothschild Prize in Chemical Sciences and Physical Sciences
Professor Reshef Tenne from the Weizmann Institute of Science
The Rothschild Prize in Mathematics / Computer Sciences and Engineering
Professor Nathan (Nati) Linial from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Rothschild Prize in Humanities
Professor Yohanan Friedmann from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Rothschild Prize in Jewish Studies
Professor Ya'akov Kaduri (James Kugel) from Bar-Ilan University
The prize will be awarded in Jerusalem in April 2016.
The National Library of Israel and The British Library have signed a partnership agreement providing for the digitization of at least 860 Hebrew manuscripts from the British Library’s collection, in addition to 1,250 already being digitized and made available through an earlier project. The British Library holds one of the most important collections of Hebrew manuscripts anywhere. Read more on the NLI Website.
The Environment and Health Fund has announced the awarding of three, three-year fellowships for returning young scientists in the field of Environmental Epidemiology. The goal of the Fellowship is to allow researchers who have carried out postdocs abroad, to return to academic positions in Schools of Public Health or Public Health Science Departments in Israeli universities. Dr Rachel Golan and Dr Tamar Weinstock will take up positions at the Department of Health Systems Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Dr Raanan Raz at the Braun School of Public and Community Medicine at the Hebrew University.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Rothschild Prize in Education in Memory of Max Rowe:
MS HAGIT HALFON, Hugim High School, Haifa
MS MIRI LEIBNER-AKNIN, Korczak School, Petah Tikva
MS ESTY MAGEN, Blich Municipal High School, Ramat Gan
MS TAMAR KRYGIER-ARMONI, Himmelfarb High School, Jerusalem
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The Rothschild Prizes Organization in Israel will grant five prizes in the following disciplines:
One prize in Physical Sciences or in Chemical Sciences
One prize in Life Sciences (including Agriculture and Medicine)
One prize in Mathematics/Computer Sciences or Engineering
One prize in Humanities
One prize in Jewish Studies
The prizes will be granted to individuals who have made significant contributions to academic research in these disciplines.
Nekudat Hen has issued a call for project proposals for the 2015 round, focusing on examining environmental perspectives and attitudes of Israeli farmers.