Obligations of the Azrieli Fellow
In order to maintain good standing, Azrieli Fellows will be required to sign a form committing themselves to the fulfillment of the following obligations:
- Academic Excellence:
Fellows are obligated to maintain a level of academic excellence throughout the Program – as defined by the university in which they are enrolled.
- Progress reports:
Regular progress reports must be submitted by the Fellow to the Program management twice a year. These reports should outline the Fellow's coursework including marks where relevant, describe any teaching done by the Fellow during this period, and include a list of papers published up to that point. The report must be signed by the Fellow's academic supervisor who may comment where relevant.
- Community Work:
Azrieli Fellows are expected to volunteer 40 hours over the course of the academic year at one of the branches of the Azrieli Institute for Educational Empowerment *, or at an alternative, a-political and/or non-partisan program to be approved in advance and in writing by the Azrieli Fellows Program management. Travel expenses will be covered by the Foundation.
*The Azrieli Institute for Educational Empowerment is a program focusing on high school dropout prevention. Program branches are located in cities throughout Israel, from Kiryat Shmona to Eilat. For more information see www.azrieli.org
- Participation in Program-sponsored events:
In order to foster the exchange of ideas between Azrieli Fellows, and to maintain a sense of group identification, the Program will sponsor several events during the academic year at which Fellows may socialize and share their research and study activities. Some of these events might include: a 'Fellows Forum' series (see section 5 below), the annual Opening Ceremony, informal dinners, seminars, workshops and an end of year party.
- Azrieli Fellows Forums:
The Azrieli Fellows Forums are held approx. 6 times a year, providing the opportunity for Fellows to socialize and share their research and study activities in a multi-disciplinary environment. At these meetings, Fellows present lectures in English on elements of their research. Fellows are encouraged to consult their supervisors for guidance in preparing these lectures.
The work produced by the Fellows during the course of their graduate studies (research papers, Masters and Doctoral theses) will be eligible for publication in an on-line journal that the Foundation will establish and fund entitled “The Azrieli Review.” If possible, the Foundation will also enter into an agreement with one of the university presses in Israel to publish the best dissertations in book form through a program to be called “The Azrieli Series.”
Any written work published by the Fellows while in the Program (eg: articles published in journals, etc.) must acknowledge the support of the Azrieli Foundation in a written dedication. Fellows will also be asked to submit an abstract of their dissertation and published works to the Azrieli Fellows Program management for use in any publicity material produced by the Program, or for presentation on the Foundation website.
- Alumni Activities:
Fellows will be asked to act as ambassadors for the Azrieli Fellows Program – to talk about their experiences with others, to publicize the Fellowship to their colleagues and to potential candidates, and to participate in information sessions for new candidates that may be held in their region. Alumni will be invited to attend ongoing Program activities and events. In the future, it is expected that alumni will assist in the selection process for incoming students.