Clore Scholars Programme

Group photograph from the Clore Scholars Award Ceremony, Weizmann Institute, November 2018

From left to right:

Back row:
Dr.  Arabella Duffield, Trustee, Clore Israel Foundation
Mr. Martin Gerstel, Clore Scholars Board
Mr. Ronen Weiss, Hebrew University
Ms. Kas Jacobs-Lerman, Clore Scholars Programme Coordinator
Mr. Ohad Lewin-Epstein, Tel Aviv University
Ms. Shirlee Harel, Executive Director, Clore Israel Foundation
Ms. Shiran Bar, Hebrew University

Middle row:
Mr. Ido Shahaf, Hebrew University
Ms. Enas Abu Zhaiya, The Technion
Ms. Tal Shnitzer, The Technion
Ms. Racheli Ron, Bar-Ilan University
Ms. Gili Dardikman, Tel Aviv University

Front row:
Mr. Tomer Illouz, Bar-Ilan University
Dame Vivien Duffield, Chair, Clore Israel Foundation

Ms. Michal Halperin-Sternfeld, Tel Aviv University, was absent due to research abroad

The Clore Israel Foundation takes great pride in the many Clore Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes, all in the fields of science, which have been awarded over the years. The Clore Scholars Programme was established in 1991 by the Clore Foundation, with the aim of promoting outstanding young Israeli scientists, and in the hope that the programme will contribute significantly to furthering scientific excellence in Israel. Scholars are selected each year from among young students and researchers pursuing a career in all fields of the natural sciences, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, the life sciences, earth sciences, computer science, agriculture, engineering and technology. Ten new scholars per year are appointed, with each scholar receiving a generous three-year fellowship (currently set at $27,000 per year), a personal award, and an allowance for research-related expenses. The programme is directed by an independent Board of seven members, comprised of senior academic scientists, the Chairman of the Clore Israel Foundation, one of the Trustees, and other leading public figures from the worlds of high tech and business.

Those eligible for the programme are students working toward their Ph.D. degree in Israeli institutions of higher learning. Applications are initially assessed by a committee of specialists, with final decisions regarding winners announced by the Clore Scholars Board each May/June. To date, 271 students have received the Clore Scholars award, and the Foundation is pleased to continue its association with these gifted scientists well beyond the period of the scholarship. Most of the Clore Scholars choose to continue their career with a post-doctorate period in universities and institutions overseas, and then return to Israel.

Please note that the Clore Foundation is unable to accept applications directly from candidates or to enter into discussion with interested students regarding the scholarship. All enquiries should be addressed to the graduate school or scholarship coordinator at the university concerned.

Clore Scholars are currently to be found in academic and research posts in Israel and abroad, as well as in Israeli high tech companies. Today the Clore family of scientists includes many of the leading scientists in the country.

Clip about the Clore Scholars Programme