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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. Candidates are encouraged to apply to a university that offers more specialized training than they would find in Israel.
Upon completion of the program, scholars are expected to return to the Israeli campuses from which they earned their doctorates and visit other Israeli universities, to speak to faculty and PhD students about the program, share insights about their research, and talk about 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.
For the academic year, five Israeli postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded to eight participating universities: Ariel University, 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.
Two of the five scholarships will be awarded to women.
All five candidates will be selected at these universities based on academic merit only.
Zuckerman Israeli postdoctoral scholarships are awarded for up to two years.
Zuckerman Israeli postdoctoral scholars receive a stipend of $20,000 per academic year, plus a $5,000 travel allowance to return to Israel once per academic year during their postdoctoral appointment.
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 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.
A simplified 200-word description of intended research