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Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers in Israel

 
The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (IASH) Postdoctoral Fellowships aim to attract young, top-of-the line researchers from around the world to join Israel's research laboratories. Their participation is expected to leverage international collaboration, strengthen Israel's leading laboratories; further their own professional and personal ties with excellent researchers at the outset of their careers, and create fruitful collaboration for future research.
 
The Postdoctoral Fellowships program was launched in 2018 in response to a discussion initiated by The Israel Young Academy, led by Prof. Yonina Eldar, which pointed to the need to enhance and diversify the number of highly qualified postdoctoral students in Israel's research laboratories, particularly in the sciences and engineering. Developed by a steering committee headed by Prof. Itamar Willner, the program was inaugurated in 2018 under the supervision of a review and approval committee chaired by Prof. Moti Segev.
 
For the third cycle of 2020-2021, the Academy awarded 8 two-year postdoctoral fellowships for the amount of 157,000.00 NIS (at the exchange rate of 3.45 NIS per USD) per year. The fellowships were awarded to outstanding scholars in the fields of natural sciences, exact sciences, medicine, life sciences and engineering.
 
In 2020 the Academy launched a partnership with the Council for Higher Education (CHE), enlarging the program to include 20 two-year postdoctoral fellowships, each for the amount of 160,000 NIS per year in all academic disciplines, including the Humanities and Social Sciences. At least 5 fellowships will be granted in the Humanities and Social Sciences and up to 15 fellowships in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (STEM).
 
The Academy's review and approval committee selects the recipients on the basis of scientific excellence. The awardees participate in a yearly meeting and social events organized by the Academy.
 
 
Following are the names of the winners of the third cycle of IASH Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers, for the 2020-2021 academic year:
  1. Dr. Andrea Caputo, Particle Physics| Host – Prof. Michael Geller, Tel Aviv University
  2. Dr. Lin Dai, Physics | Host – Prof. Michael Lublinsky, Ben-Gurion University
  3. Dr. Florian Schweiger, Mathematics and Probability Theory | Host – Prof. Ofer Zeituni, Weizmann Institute of Science
  4. Dr. Julie Shapiro, Ecology | Host – Dr. Shai Pilosoph, Ben-Gurion University
  5. Dr. Márk Poór, Mathematics | Host – Prof. Saharon Shelach, Hebrew University
  6. Dr. Michael O'Hagan, Systems Chemistry | Host – Prof. Itamar Willner, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  7. Dr. Srestha Basu, Chemistry | Host – Prof. Nadav Amdursky, The Technion
  8. Dr. Jihyun Kim, Physics | Host – Prof. Lucio Frydman, Weizmann Institute of Science
Following are the names of the winners of the second cycle of IASH Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers, for the 2019-2020 academic year: 
  1. Dr. Masataka Watanabe, Physics | Host – Prof. Micha Berkooz, Weizmann Institute of Science
  2. Dr. Sarah Hassdenteufel, Molecular Genetics | Host – Prof. Maya Schuldiner, Weizmann Institute of Science
  3. Dr. Wei Cao, Chemistry | Host – Prof. Michael Urbakh, Tel Aviv University
  4. Dr. Chen Sun, Physics | Host – Prof. Tomer Volansky, Tel Aviv University
  5. Dr. Jing Zhang, Mathematics | Host – Prof. Assaf Rinot, Bar-Ilan University
  6. Dr. Ying Wang, Material Sciences, Electrochemistry | Host – Prof. Menny Shalom, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  7. Dr. Yang Li, Chemistry | Host – Prof Sanford Ruhman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  8. Dr. Karamveer Kaur, Astrophysics | Host – Dr. Nicholas Stone, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  
Following are the names of the winners of the first cycle of IASH Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers, for the 2018-2019 academic year:
  1. Dr. Giacomo Fragione, Astrophysics | Host - Prof. Re'em Sari, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  2. Dr. Oleksii Matsedonsky, Theoretical Physics | Host -Prof. Gilad Perez, Weizmann Institute of Science
  3. Dr. Maria Iljina, Biophysics | Host - Prof. Gilad Haran, Weizmann Institute of Science
  4. Dr. Harry McClelland, Paleoclimate Science & Geobiology | Host - Dr. Itay Halevy, Weizmann Institute of Science
  5. Dr. Flora Vincent, Plant & Environmental Science | Host – Prof. Assaf Vardi, Weizmann Institute of Science
  6. Dr. Liang Yue, Systems Chemistry | Host – Prof. Itamar Willner, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  7. Dr. Afu Fu, Biomedical Engineering | Host - Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology 
For more information, contact Batsheva Shor at batsheva@academy.ac.il