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 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

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 Israeli universities whether they wish to continue 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 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. 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.

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.”
  • Where appropriate, for purposes of branding, clarity and differentiation, the scholar shall name himself or herself as a “Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholar.”