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 2023-2024 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.
2023-2024 Application deadline: March 31, 2023.
2022-2023 Guidelines and Funding