The responsible advisor is the one to be in direct contact with the scholarship recipient and is the connecting link between them and the Departmental Committee (and the school), for a range of topics regarding the study program, receipt of scholarship (including following the Terms of Receipt of Scholarship: Being at the Technion and Working Parallel to Receipt of Scholarship; Accumulation of Study Credit; Submitting Topic of Research Thesis).
Other than in exceptional cases, any requests submitted to the school by a scholarship recipient must be referenced by the advisor and the Departmental Committee Coordinator.
Any information that the advisor passes on to the student or scholarship recipient must be consistent with the school’s regulations and procedures. In any event of contradiction of information, the school’s regulations and procedures, and information published on the website, will be valid.
The advisor is required to approve in advance any absence of a scholarship recipient from the Technion in accordance with the requirements detailed in the section entitled “Absence from the Technion for Scholarship Recipients.”
Graduate School scholarships are granted according to academic considerations only. The threshold for receiving scholarships is determined by the each department separately and may change from semester to semester, but in no event will be lower than an accumulative GPA of 80. The condition regarding the minimal GPA of 80 applies for the entire period of the scholarships recipient’s study and it is forbidden to diverge for the entire time of scholarship receipt.
Research Progress Grade:
The grade given once per semester by the advisor is a valuable tool which allows the advisor to quantitatively critique the scholarship recipient’s progress in research, beyond the impression received in their daily interactions.
It is very important to be precise, so that the grade will reliably reflect the advisors opinion regarding progress in research.
In cases where sufficient progress has not been made in the research, documentation of the situation is imperative in order to allow measures to be taken if needed (for example, cessation of scholarship, cessation of studies, and more).
In any event, the research progress grade influences the scholarship recipient’s status (such as: continuing to receive scholarship) as detailed in the section entitled “Explanation for Grade Scale.”
The duration of studies measured by semesters is longer (almost double) than the duration of scholarship receipt measured in months. In accordance with this, the requirements from scholarship recipients (Terms of Receipt of Scholarships) are different than those for students who are not scholarship recipients, and thus, the responsibility for being stringent that the topic of research and the duration of the research are suited to the possible Duration of Receipt of Scholarship is on the advisor.
It is the advisor’s role to allow for time to be dedicated to research and to create conditions that will lead to completion of the requirements for a degree (including finishing the research and writing the thesis) by the end of the scholarship duration.
It is the advisor’s duty to report to the department and the school any event in which a breach of the terms for scholarship receipt is known to them.