Postdoc Program

Postdoc Program

The Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program attracts high-achieving postdoctoral scholars from premier universities in the United States and Canada to do research at one of seven Israeli universities. Once they complete their research, many Zuckerman postdocs are expected to accept faculty positions at top North American universities, weaving a network of academic collaboration and goodwill that will greatly benefit US-Israeli scientific cooperation.

Zuckerman Scholars enjoy unique programming and activities organized especially for them by their host universities and the Zuckerman Institute in Israel, including touring, educational experiences, and social programs. These activities are designed to strengthen the scholars’ knowledge of and connection to Israel, and cultivate an esprit de corps, exchange of ideas, and foster new relationships.

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, without regard to race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or age. Recipients may not accept other scholarships concurrently with the Zuckerman STEM scholarship.

Five postdoctoral scholarships will be given out per participating university for the 2021-2022 academic year in two tracks.

  • Postdoc at an Israeli University Track: A two-year postdoctoral scholarship where scholars conduct research exclusively at one of 7 participating Israeli universities. If circumstances allow, Zuckerman Postdoctoral scholarship may be renewed on a competitive basis for an additional one or two year.
  • Joint US-Israel Postdoc Track: A two-year joint postdoctoral scholarship where scholars spend half their time at one of 7 participating Israeli universities, and the other half at a US or Canadian university. Scholars in this track can decide how to divide their time.

Participating universities are Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, University of Haifa, and Weizmann Institute of Science

Candidates may apply to more than one of the above universities.

First deadline:
Applications accepted through November 15, 2020. Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the Selection Committee in November. Finalists will be announced in early December, 2020.

Second deadline:
Applications accepted through January 15, 2021. Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the Selection Committee in January. Finalists will be announced in mid-February, 2021.

Third deadline:
Applications accepted through March 31, 2021. Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the Selection Committee in April. Finalists will be announced in May, 2021.

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