Zuckerman Scholars enjoy unique programming and activities specially organized for them by the host universities, such as touring, educational experiences, and social programs. These programs are aimed at strengthening the scholars’ knowledge of and connection to Israel, and at cultivating an esprit de corps within the program, enabling them to exchange 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.
Five postdoctoral scholarships will be given out per participating university for the 2020-2021 academic year. 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.
There are two deadlines for applications:
- First deadline: Applications accepted through January 15, 2020. The Selection Committee will review and rank applications at a February 2020 meeting. Finalists will be announced in early March 2020.
- Second deadline: Applications accepted through March 15, 2020. The Selection Committee will review and rank the applications at an April 2020 meeting. Finalists will be announced in early May 2020.