Israeli Postdoc Program

Israeli Postdoc Program


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 organized especially for them by the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program. Scholars are expected to return to the Israeli home campuses from which they earned their doctorates, and to visit other Israeli 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 the 2022-2023 academic year, 10 Israeli postdoctoral scholarships will be given out to 7 participating universities: Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, University of Haifa, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, and Weizmann Institute of Science.

Four out of the ten scholarships will be reserved for women.

Each of the seven participating universities will be entitled to one candidate, and an additional three candidates will be given out to these universities based on academic merit.

Application deadline: March 31, 2022.

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