The Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholars Program provides additional support for up to two years to Israeli PhD graduates who have been accepted to a postdoctoral program with a stipend at an American university. Preferably, candidates should apply to a university that provides more specialized training than they would find in Israel.
Zuckerman Israeli postdoctoral scholars enjoy programming and activities specially organized for them by the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program. Scholars are expected to return to the home campuses from which they earned their doctorates, and to visit other universities, where they will give talks and be interviewed by faculty and PhD students. They should share insights about their research and about the experience of collaborating with scientists in the United States.
Candidates for Zuckerman STEM Leadership Programs are assessed based on their academic and research achievements, as well as on personal merit and leadership qualities, without regard to race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or age.
In each academic year, 10 Israeli postdoctoral scholarships are given out to students from 4 participating universities: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University and Weizmann Institute of Science. Five out of the 10 scholarships are reserved for women.
Candidates may apply to more than one of the above universities.
Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are now closed.
Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be accepted beginning on August 15, 2020.