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Zuckerman Institute Postdoctoral Scholarships Program, 2021

Bursaries help to improve academic and career ambitions by eliminating financial hurdles. Zuckerman Institute is providing a Postdoctoral Scholarships Program for the academic session 2021/2022. The bursaries are exclusively open to students from the USA and Canada.

The programme encourages high-achieving postdoctoral scholars from premier universities in the United States and Canada to do research at one of seven Israeli universities.

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Established in 2015, Zuckerman Institute is a well-known institute to enhance collaboration and communication among the most promising scholars in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Why would you like to join this programme? The programme assists future generations of leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math in the United States and Israel.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Zuckerman Institute
  • Department: N/A
  • Course Level: Postdoctoral
  • Award: Up to $60,000
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 5
  • Nationality: US and Canadian Students
  • The award can be taken in the USA and Israel

Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: USA and Canada
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Postdoctoral degree programme in science, technology, engineering, and math.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must have to meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • 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 who completed a PhD at the US or a Canadian university, and who plans to return to the United States or Canada to compete for an academic position may also apply (limited to two candidates per each participating Israeli Universities). Do not apply to Israeli candidates.
  • Must hold a PhD degree from a leading university, or if still studying for a PhD, must submit their PhD thesis before October 1, 2021.
  • Must obtain consent from a potential hosting supervisor at the Israeli university/universities to which they are applying.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applications should be sent by the potential hosting supervisor(s) via email in one pdf file to one or more of the participating Israeli universities.
  • Supporting Documents: Must provide curriculum vitae, a list of at least three publications, a research proposal (maximum 3 pages), recommendation letter, personal statement, and a simplified 200-word description of the intended research. For more information, you can check here.
  • Admission Requirements: Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic and research achievements, as well as on personal merit and leadership qualities, without regard to race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or age.
  • Language Requirement: If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

Benefits

 The institute will provide the following benefits:

  • Postdoc at an Israeli University Track: Postdoctoral scholars receive a scholarship of $52,000 per academic year for up to two years. Of this amount, $50,000 is provided by the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program ($5,600 for research and travel to professional conferences plus $44,400 for living expenses [$3,700 per month]).
  • An additional $2,000 in research funds is directed to scholars through their supervisors at their Israeli universities.
  • Joint US-Israel Postdoc Track: Joint Postdoctoral scholars receive a scholarship of $60,000 per academic year for up to two years. Of this amount,
  • $50,000 is provided by the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program:
  • $44,400 for living expenses [$3,700 per month]
  • $5,600 for research and travel to professional conferences
  • An additional $2,000 in research funds is directed to scholars through their supervisors at their Israeli universities.
  • Another $8,000 is to be provided for research and travel to professional conferences directly by the scholar at US or Canadian university.

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