The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Institute is proud to announce the Postdoctoral Scholars Program for Ph.D. Students. The program attracts high achieving postdoctoral scholars from premier universities in the United States to do research at one of four Israeli universities. The program is 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. The winners of the scholarship program get up to a stipend of $50,000 per academic year for up to two years, with $36,000 each year for living expenses and $14,000 each year for research ($10,000) and travel ($4,000) expenses.
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- Candidates may apply to more than one university.
- Candidates must be citizens of the United States or Canada or have a documented status that allows them to study and work in the US.
- Candidates are requested to write a short letter of intent declaring their plans to return to the United States or Canada and compete for a university position there.
- Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree from a premier university, or if still studying for a Ph.D., must submit their Ph.D. thesis before October 1, 2017.
- Candidates must submit written consent from a potential supervisor at the universities where they are applying along with their application.
- Candidates who began their postdoctoral training at the host institution after October 1, 2016, or who will arrive to begin their training no later than October 1, 2017, may still apply for the upcoming deadline.
How to Apply
In order to apply for the scholarship, Applicants must email the all supporting documents to the hosting supervisor(s), that are given below:
- 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.
- A short letter of intent declaring the candidate’s plans to return to the United States or Canada and compete for a university position there.
- Research proposal (maximum 3 pages).
- Letter of consent from a potential supervisor at the Israeli university/universities the candidate is applying to.
- Three letters of recommendation, including a letter from the candidate’s Ph.D. supervisor. If possible, one letter should be from a university other than the one where the candidate’s Ph.D. was granted.
- Personal statement detailing the candidate’s future career plans.
Applications to the Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholarship Program should be sent by the hosting supervisor(s) via email in one pdf file to the selected university/universities.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Technion -Israel institute of Technology
Tel Aviv University
Head, Foundations & Grants unit
Feinberg Graduate School
Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholarships are for up to two years. Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars receive a stipend of $50,000 per academic year for up to two years, with $36,000 each year for living expenses and $14,000 each year for research ($10,000) and travel ($4,000) expenses.
The scholarship application closing date is February 15, 2017.
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