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Ben-Gurion University announces Robotics Scholarships for PhD Students

  • Seeking outstanding students for advanced research in Multidisciplinary Robotics

The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s ABC Robotics Initiative is seeking excellent PhD students to advance multidisciplinary Robotics R&D at BGU. The initiative is driven by a commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinary transitional R&D of robotics systems.

The ABC Robotics Initiative ​aims to advance innovative multidisciplinary robotics research at BGU in the domains of agricultural, biological, and cognitive robotics. The Initiative is driven by a vision and a commitment for collaboration and interdisciplinary research. By bringing together senior and junior researchers from different disciplines, such as robotics, computer sciences, cognitive sciences, neurosciences, biopsychology, and physiology, they aim to spark new ideas and research directions. Multidisciplinary R&D teams have been established and are contributing to the development of agricultural, biological, and cognitive robotics by advancing theoretical foundations, practical applications, and innovative designs.

The scholarship is based on matching from both department and advisor and covers tuition fees and a monthly stipend. The scholarship offers each candidate a stipend amount of 5,544 NIS per month (**1660 USD) for a duration of 4 years.

Application Requirements:

  • PhD applicants must have completed an MSc/MA degree in Engineering, Computer Sciences, Natural Sciences, Health, Management or Social Sciences with a thesis. Experience in artificial intelligence, robotics, cognitive sciences, and programming is an advantage
  • PhD applicants must fulfil the requirements defined by the department they are applying to and be in the top 20% ranking of their class.
  • The applicant must contact a potential advisor.
  • The application should include a CV, a list of academic grades, class ranking, a copy of degree project report, a list of publications, two personal references and one A4 page describing the personal motivation for applying for this position.
  • All applicants must be skilled in both oral and written communication in English and be able to work independently as well as in collaboration with others.

Closing date for applications:  

20 July 2022 for students that have registered for the upcoming academic year. Candidates applying by above closing date will be informed by September 15, 2022.

Starting date:

October 2022

How to apply:

Applicants should send all necessary registration information to and send a copy of their application to their advisors. After the advisor has accepted from Kreitman Graduate School, they should send their recommendations mentioning the full student application to ABC email: [email protected]

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