Faculty Scholars / Call for Nominations

The Zuckerman Faculty Scholars Program provides vital resources to Israeli universities, allowing them to compete with top North American institutions for the most promising candidates. The program facilitates the return of Israeli scholars to Israeli institutions, cultivates world-class scientific talent, and in turn, attracts outstanding postdoctoral researchers from the best western universities, thus creating a cycle of excellence.

Zuckerman Scholars enjoy unique programming and activities specially organized for them by the host universities, such as touring, educational experiences, and social programs.
Candidates for the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program are assessed based on their academic and research achievements, as well as on personal merit and leadership qualities.

Zuckerman Scholars are required to participate in sponsored events and activities during the academic year. These events include but are not limited to:
  • A day-long academic event at each participating university campus
  • Visits to various departments, research programs, and research facilities, including opportunities to meet students and faculty at other universities
  • A Zuckerman Institute scientific seminar with media coverage that will be open to the public, where selected postdoctoral and faculty scholars from the participating universities in the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program will present their research
  • In addition, scholars will be invited to social activities and sightseeing trips. They will be exposed to Israeli culture, meet with various sectors and ethnic groups, and visit science parks and high tech incubators in Israel.

Four faculty scholarships are given out each year to four hosting universities: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, and the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are now closed. Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be accepted beginning on July 15, 2020.

Guidelines for the 2020-2021 Academic Year