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Excellence Fellowship Program for International Postdoctoral Researchers

 
The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities established a prestigious program in 2018 to bring outstanding post-docs from around the world to Israel's research universities. The Israel Young Academy led by Prof. Yonina Eldar, suggested this as a solution to the need to strengthen research in Israel.
 
The program's purpose is to attract young outstanding scholars from around the world to come to Israel and integrate into and strengthen research and make personal and professional contacts with Israeli researchers, ultimately leading to future research collaboration.
 
The awarding committee, headed by Academy Member Prof. Moti Segev, was appointed to accomplish this objective. The committee is comprised of Academy Members and faculty from a wide range of disciplines of the sciences and humanities from a variety of Israeli universities, and includes a prominent scientist from abroad. The awardees are chosen solely based on their excellence in research.
 
This year the program was expanded due to a new partnership between the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Council for Higher Education (CHE). It was decided to grant up to twenty fellowships in all fields of knowledge including the humanities and social sciences. Fifteen fellowships are to be granted in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and another five fellowships are to be granted in the humanities and social sciences.
 
The fellowships are for a period of two years for the amount of 160,000 NIS (~$47,000) a year. Each university is allowed to submit ten candidates.
 
 
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. Márk Poór, Mathematics | Host – Prof. Saharon Shelach, Hebrew University
  5. Dr. Michael O'Hagan, Systems Chemistry | Host – Prof. Itamar Willner, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  6. Dr. Srestha Basu, Chemistry | Host – Prof. Nadav Amdursky, The Technion
  7. 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. 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. Niklas von Wolff, Chemistry | Host - Prof. David Milstein, Weizmann Institute of Science
  7. Dr. Liang Yue, Systems Chemistry | Host – Prof. Itamar Willner, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  8. 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