Guidelines for application

Supporting Documents

  • Curriculum vitae, including a paragraph on demonstrated leadership qualities.
  • List of at least three publications, noting the impact factor of the journals in which the papers were published.
  • Written confirmation that the candidate is entitled to a PhD degree and the date it was awarded, or an administrative confirmation that the candidate’s doctoral thesis was sent to referees.
  • Research proposal (maximum 3 pages).
  • Letter of acceptance to a postdoctoral program at an American university that includes a stipend for work and study.
  • Letter of consent from a potential hosting supervisor from the American university.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including a letter from the candidate’s PhD supervisor. If possible, one letter should come from a university other than the institution which granted the candidate’s PhD.
  • Personal statement detailing the candidate’s future career plans.

8 Israeli postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year. Four out of the 8 scholarships will be reserved for women.

Annual Notification of Renewal

Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholarships are for up to two years. By March 31st  of the first year in the program, scholars must notify their hosting universities whether or not they are continuing in the program for a second year.

Zuckerman Scholars are required to participate in sponsored events and activities during the academic year.

These events include but are not limited to:

  • Returning to the home campuses from which they earned their doctorates, and visiting other universities, where they will give talks and be interviewed by faculty and PhD students. Scholars should share insights about their research and about the experience of collaborating with scientists in the United States.
  • Attending academic and social programs hosted by the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program.
  • Joining a Zuckerman Institute scientific seminar with media coverage that will be open to the public, where selected postdoctoral scholars from all the participating universities in the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program will present their research.

Publications and Recognition

  • Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholars must identify themselves as scholars of the Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholars Program in all academic and scientific papers, articles, publications, presentations (including web pages) of any material based on or advanced under the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program, in the following terms: “This work was supported in part by the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program.”
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