The Zuckerman Travel and Research STEM Fund at Harvard

The Zuckerman Travel and Research STEM Fund at Harvard


The Zuckerman Travel and Research STEM Fund at Harvard supports the development of new collaborative research between faculty members and researchers at Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences or the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and their STEM counterparts at Israel’s universities.

Established in 2021, the Zuckerman Travel and Research STEM Fund covers costs associated with collaborative meetings and travel, as well as technology, equipment and supplies, faculty and student support, and the publication and dissemination of research.

The Fund continues to support new advances in science while strengthening the powerful collaboration we enjoy with Harvard researchers.  It enables current and alumni Zuckerman scholars and their supervisors to demonstrate leadership in their respective STEM fields and expand their canvas of scientific discovery.

The Zuckerman Travel and Research Fund Selection Committee accepted six proposals for 2023-2024.

Congratulations to the following award recipients:

  • Verification of quantum many-body localization
    Anurag Anshu, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University
    Itai Arad, Professor of Physics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • Understanding and using chiral-induced spin-selectivity for nanoscale spintronics
    Sascha Feldmann, Rowland Fellow, Harvard Universtiy
    Ron Naaman, Professor of Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Trust and resilience in distributed cyberphysical networks
    Stephanie Gil, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University
    Michal Yemini, Assistant Professor, Bar-Ilan University
  • Nonlinear lattice dynamics and light-driven superconductivity in ladder cuprates
    Matteo Mitrano, Assistant Professor of Physics, Harvard University
    Dominik Juraschek, Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Tel Aviv University
  • Weizmann – Harvard connection for the biophysics of chromosome segregation errors
    Daniel Needleman, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
    Ariel Amir, Professor (Full), Weizmann Institute of Science
  • A Harvard – Hebrew University astrochemistry collaboration
    Karin Öberg, Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University
    Tamar Stein, Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


The anticipated deadline for 2024-2025 submissions is January 2024.

Harvard faculty members and researchers who would like assistance identifying an Israeli research collaborator may contact Boaz Golany, Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program Academic Advisor and Professor at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Additional information can be found online at Harvard University.