PhD Advisory Process

To enroll as a PhD student you will need to have a faculty member agree to be your PhD supervisor. Finding a suitable supervisor is the first and most important step in your PhD journey.


The Cohn Institute provides a faculty advisor to help you identify faculty at the Cohn Institute who may be interested in supervising your PhD work and to help you get the most out of your meeting with potential supervisors. The faculty advisor is Dr. Ori Belkind. If you want to meet him, please contact him via this email: to schedule a meeting.


To get the most benefit from your meeting with the PhD faculty advisor, we strongly recommend that before contacting the faculty advisor you do the following.


Locating Potential Supervisors at the Cohn Institute


  1. Go over the list of faculty members at the Cohn Institute and their areas of expertise. Try to locate those on the faculty that have expertise in your areas of research and may serve as your PhD supervisors. You should also check their current research projects and their recent publications.

  2. Go over the list of recently submitted PhD dissertations and MA theses to locate faculty members who supervise projects similar to your own.


Research Statement


You should also start thinking seriously about writing a research statement outlining the work you want to pursue in your PhD. If possible send your research statement, even in rough form, to the faculty advisor prior to your meeting.


If you are unable to produce a research statement at this stage in your studies, don't worry, the advisor will help you start the process.

Guidelines on what to include in a research statement (in Hebrew).


Scheduling a meeting with the faculty advisor


When you contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Ori Belkind, please include the following:

  1. CV and course transcripts of previous studies.

  2. Recommendation letter from MA advisor, if you wrote an MA thesis.

  3. Research statement.


Good luck!

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