The Eric and Wendy Schmidt Postdoctoral Award for Women in Mathematical and Computing Sciences (“Israeli Women’s Postdoctoral Award”) supports promising women who receiving their doctorate from a university in Israel and pursuing academic research careers in the mathematical and computational sciences or engineering in Israel. Each recipient receives US $50,000 upon beginning a fellowship in her discipline outside of Israel within a year of the award announcement, with a possibility of another $50,000 for a second year based on research progress and Program guidelines.
The goal of the Program is to increase the number of women faculty members in research universities in Israel in the fields of mathematical and computational sciences and engineering. Carrying out research in a center abroad is an important step in a research career, as it provides exposure to broader trends in a researcher’s field, increases visibility and participation in professional networks, and establishes a position in the global field.
Approximately 10 women per year will be competitively selected for this award, and will receive assistance in pursuing a postdoctoral or early career research fellowship abroad in specified areas by supplementing their annual income. This award will enable them to pursue and focus on their research while maintaining other obligations they might have.
An international committee of distinguished researchers will assist in evaluating the applications and identifying the top candidates:
- Shiri Artstein-Avidan, Tel Aviv University
- Hagit Attiya, Technion
- Ron Brachman, Cornell Tech
- Michael Elhadad, Ben Gurion University
- Stuart Feldman, Schmidt Futures
- Yoelle Maarek, Amazon Research
- Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University
- Jeff Rosenschein, Hebrew University
- Lihi Zelnik-Manor, Technion