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Excellence Fellowship Program for International Postdoctoral Researchers

The Reception for International Postdoctoral Researchers in the Academy’s Science Garden, June 2022 
 
 
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 fellowships in all fields of knowledge including the humanities and social sciences.
 
The fellowships are for a period of two years for the amount of 160,000 NIS (~$50,000) a year.
 
CALL FOR PROPOSALS - IASH Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers in Israel
 
Following are the names of the winners of the fifth cycle of IASH Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers, for the 2022-2023 academic year:
  1. Dr. Nikhil Kumar, Chemistry | Advisor – Prof. Alex Schechter, Ariel University in Samaria
  2. Dr. Varre Swamy, Chemistry | Advisor – Prof. Roman Dobrovetsky, Tel Aviv University
  3. Dr. Maddaka Reddeppa, Chemistry | Advisor – Prof. Hossam Haick, The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
  4. Dr. Arieh Schwartz, Humanities & Social Sciences | Advisor – Dr. Nir Fresco, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  5. Dr. Christian Czymara, Humanities & Social Sciences | Advisor – Prof. Anastasia Gorodzeisky, Tel Aviv University
  6. Dr. Jorke Grotenhuis, Humanities & Social Sciences | Advisor – Prof. Orly Goldwasser, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  7. Dr. Arturo Rodriguez Fanlo, Information Sciences | Advisor – Prof. Itay Kaplan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  8. Dr. Aleksandra Iwona Krawczyk, Life Sciences | Advisor – Dr. Hadas Hawlena, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  9. Dr. Satheeswaran Thangaraj, Life Sciences | Advisor – Prof. Yeala Shaked, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  10. Dr. Silvia Piccirillo, Life Sciences | Advisor – Prof. Israel Sekler, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  11. Dr. Surjit Sahoo, Physics & Engineering | Advisor – Prof. Raz Jelinek, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  12. Dr. Rajesh Mondal, Physics & Engineering | Advisor – Prof. Rennan Barkana, Tel Aviv University
  13. Dr. Dhruba Dutta Chowdhury, Physics & Engineering | Advisor – Prof. Avishai Dekel, Dr. Nir Mandelker, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  14. Dr. Guo Xiang, Physics & Engineering | Advisor – Prof. Izhak Etsion, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
  15. Dr. Douglas Goodwin Lee, Information Sciences | Advisor – Prof. Marius Usher, Tel Aviv University
  16. Dr. Priyabrata Sadhukhan, Physics & Engineering | Advisor – Prof. Iris Visoly-Fisher, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  17. Dr. Anuwedita Singh, Physics & Engineering | Advisor – Prof. Leslie Banks-Sills, Tel Aviv University
  18. Dr. Yafei Zhang, Physics & Engineering | Advisor – Prof. Eran Sharon, Hebrew University of Jerusalem\
  19. Dr. Edgar John Sintema, Information Sciences | Advisor – Prof. Boris Koichu, Weizmann Institute of Science
The Excellence Postdoctoral Program Tour of the City of David, June 2022 

Following are the names of the winners of the fourth cycle of IASH Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers, for the 2021-2022 academic year:
  1. Dr. Caner Unal, Physics | Advisor - Dr. Ely Kovetz, Ben-Gurion University
  2. Dr. Rishu Kumar Sing, Physics | Advisor - Dr. Stas Burov, Bar-Ilan University
  3. Dr. Christian Coester, Computer Science | Advisor - Prof. Niv Buchbinder, Tel Aviv University
  4. Dr. Johannes Knaute, Physics | Advisor - Dr. Erez Zohar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  5. Dr. Siddarth Kulkarni, Life Sciences | Advisor - Dr. Efrat Gavish-Regev, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  6. Dr. Chandrima Banerjee, Physics | Advisor - Prof. Oren Cohen, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
  7. Dr. Navneet Chandra Verma, Life Sciences | Advisor - Prof. Amit Meller, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
  8. Dr. Jens Hoer, Life Sciences | Advisor - Prof. Rotem Sorek, Weizmann Institute of Science
  9. Dr. Jens Tassilo Gruen, Chemistry | Advisor - Prof. Lucio Frydman, Weizmann Institute of Science
  10. Dr. Ayan Maity, Chemistry | Advisor - Dr. Michal Leskes, Weizmann Institute of Science
  11. Dr. Prasanta Bera, Astrophysics | Advisor - Prof. Jonathan Granot, The Open University
  12. Dr. Juan Pablo Unfried, Microbiology & Clinical Chemistry | Advisor – Prof. Igor Ulitsky, Weizmann Institute of Science
  13. Dr. Thierry Kilian Slot, Chemistry Ɩ Advisor – Dr. David Eisenberg, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

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 | 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
The Inaugural Meeting of the Excellence International Postdoctoral Researchers at the Academy, June 2022 
 
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 further information, please contact Ms. Batsheva Shor, batsheva@academy.ac.il