Announcing the new Zuckerman 2020-2021 cohort.
The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program is proud to welcome its fifth cohort of scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year. This impressive group, 27 leaders in their respective STEM fields from the US and Israel, will focus on research, make new discoveries and lead the way — from genetics to quantum physics, deep learning to neuroscience.
We are proud of our continuing effort to advance the role of women in STEM: nearly 50% of the 2020-21 cohort are women. Since the start of the program in 2016, we have welcomed 151 Zuckerman scholars from the US, Israel and Canada. As the program grows, our scholars continue to lead and achieve, gaining new insights in research, making significant discoveries, publishing in high impact journals, receiving grants, awards and patents.The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program would not be a success without the help of its partners: Israel’s Council for Higher Education, and many universities in the US and Israel. We are grateful to the Selection Committee, who guides the application process, encourages diversity and helps govern the selection of our scholars. Together, our partners and scholars are implementing Mort Zuckerman’s vision.
Introducing the 2020-2021 Zuckerman Scholars and their host institutions:
Our Community Continues to Grow!
Our US-Israel STEM community has experienced incredible growth in the past five years. From the tens of researchers who participated at the start of the program in 2016, the Zuckerman STEM program now includes hundreds of researchers in Israel, the US and Canada who are sustaining a productive cycle of academic exchange. As we move forward, the Zuckerman STEM community continues to expand in ways that will impact generations of scientists and strengthen the bonds between the two countries.