Weizmann Institute Establishes Kennedy Memorial Research Awards

Establishment of the first nine John F. Kennedy Memorial Research Awards of the Weizmann Institute of Science at Rehovot, was announced here today by Meyer F. Weisgal, chairman of the Institute’s executive council.

There will be four scholarships, three fellowships, one visiting professorship and one traveling fellowship during the first year of the awards, Mr. Weisgal said. The committee to choose the recipients of the awards is headed by Lord Rothschild, the zoologist, of Cambridge University, England, and includes Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, of Princeton, and Prof. Andre Lwoff of Paris.

The number of award recipients will increase each year, Mr. Weisgal said. The funds, provided by the Weizmann Institute Kennedy Memorial Foundation, will total 250,000 Israeli pounds ($83,000) the first year, increasing in subsequent years to 1,000,000 pounds ($333,333) annually; The project was launched last year, after the assassination of President Kennedy, by the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute, in New York.

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