Category name: Israel National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science

Our Supporters

We would like to thank the supporters of the Israel National Postdoctoral Program for Advancing Women in Science from around the world:

Leading Supporters

  • Clore Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Edward F. Anixter Family Foundation
  • The Blythe Brenden Mann Foundation
  • Miriam & Arthur Diamond Charitable Trust
  • Dym Family Foundation
  • The Morris Feder Family Philanthropic Fund
  • Drs. Sonya and Stephen Friedman
  • Estate of Sandra L. Gold
  • Estate of Charlotte P. Graver
  • Karen Jacobson
  • Kaplan Family Fund of RSF Social Finance
  • Stuart and Francie Klein
  • Sonia T. Marschak
  • Estate of Esther Ragosin
  • Irith Rappaport
  • Abraham and Sonia Rochlin Foundation
  • Mike Rosenbloom Foundation
  • Rowland & Sylvia Schaefer Family Foundation
  • Herbert J. Seligmann Charitable Trust
  • Marion Silberberg
  • Dr. Maxine F. Singer
  • S. Donald Sussman
  • TD Bank Group
  • Martin Vogelfanger
  • Fredda Weiss
  • Pearl Welinsky Merlo Foundation

The Clore Fellows

The Clore Israel Foundation generously supports the Israel National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science. Following is a list of current and past Clore Fellows.

The 2020-2022 Clore Fellows

  • Dr. Noam Attias
  • Dr. Inna Averbukh
  • Dr. Michal Eisenberg-Bord
  • Dr. Noa Katz
  • Dr. Eman Khatib-Massalha

The 2018-2020 Clore Fellows

  • Dr. Efrat Gerchkovitz
  • Dr. Avital Hahamy
  • Dr. Maya Geva-Sagiv
  • Dr. Ella Lachman
  • Dr. Alexandra Tayar

The 2017-2018 Clore Fellow

  • Dr. Rena Levin-Klein
  • Dr. Iris Grossman - Haham

The 2016-2018 Clore Fellows

  • Dr. Rivka Bekenstein
  • Dr. Aya Ben Yakov
  • Dr. Leeat Yankielowicz-Keren

The 2016-2017 Clore Fellows

  • Dr. Sophia Buhbut-Sinai
  • Dr. Keren Yizhak

The 2014-2016 Clore Fellows

  • Dr. Sarit Buzaglo
  • Dr. Tali (Basha) Dekel
  • Dr. Naama Lang-Yona
  • Dr. Hadas Soifer
  • Dr. Limor Zwi-Dantsis

The 2012-2014 Clore Fellows

  • Dr. Roni Ilan
  • Dr. Anna Osherov
  • Dr. Einat Segev 
  • Dr. Efrat Shema Yaacoby
  • Dr. Tanya Shirman

The 2011-2013 Clore Fellows

  • Dr. Julia Mahamid

The 2010-2012 Clore Fellows

  • Dr. Hagar Gelbard-Sagiv
  • Dr. Orly Gnat (2010-2011 only)
  • Dr. Michal Segal-Rosenheimer
  • Dr. Anna Zamansky

The 2009-2011 Clore Fellow

  • Dr. Ra’ada Masarwa

The 2008-2010 Clore Fellows

  • Dr. Orna Mizrachi-Man
  • Dr. Sharon Reef
  • Dr. Dina Schneidman
  • Dr. Maytal Toroker

Testimonials from Clore Fellows

"I would like to thank the committee for awarding me this grant, which allows me to pursue my career goals without compromising the importance of family."
Dr. Anna Osherov, 2012 recipient, Tufts University

"I am truly excited to carry out this exploration [into my research], and am grateful for the award I was granted, as it really enables me to focus on my research. Thank you!"
Dr. Einat Segev Ben-Yair, 2012 recipient, Harvard Medical School

"The help I received from the Program for Advancing Women in Science was invaluable in our adjustment to the US. Initially, my husband, who is an electrical engineer, struggled to find a job. The unemployment rate in California was high and the fact that we’re not American citizens made the job search even harder. Without the help I got from the Clore Foundation, we wouldn’t have been able to stay here in this situation, having only one salary for a family with two young kids. Furthermore, as an Orthodox family it is very important for us that our kids go to Jewish preschool/school programs. These programs are private, and thus more expensive. The award I received made this possible. I want to take this opportunity to send my warm thanks for

supporting us on this scientific adventure."
Dr. Hadar Gelbard-Sagiv, 2010 recipient, California Institute of Technology

"Although I am receiving a monthly stipend from the NASA post-doctoral fellowship program, moving the whole family could not have been possible without this additional funding. Last year, I had just given birth to my second child, a girl. My oldest son had just started first grade and was gradually adjusting to this new routine and environment. The additional money from this award allowed us to cover many of the necessities and the expenses for a family of four, especially in the Bay Area, which is one of the most expensive residential areas in the U.S. In fact, without this support I could not have proceeded with the move, which is crucial to my future career. I hope to become an academic staff member in one of the universities in Israel. Hence, I would like to express my great thanks to the Clore Foundation for supporting me and my family and making this dream come true for me."
Dr. Michal Segal-Rossenheimer, 2010 recipient, NASA Ames Research Center

The Revson Fellows

The Charles H. Revson Foundation generously supports the Israel National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science. Following is a list of current and past Revson Fellows.

The 2021-2023 Revson Fellows


  • Dr. Narmen Azazmeh
  • Dr. Rotem Dan
  • Dr. Sharon Kaisari


The 2020-2022 Revson Fellows

  • Dr. Ayelet Uzan
  • Dr. Rotem Botvinik-Nezer
  • Dr. Or Yam Revach

The 2019-2021 Revson Fellows

  • Dr. Yarden Golan Maor
  • Dr. Leah Houri-Zeevi
  • Dr. Dana Rubi Levy


The 2018-2020 Revson Fellows

  • Dr. Michal Polonsky
  • Dr. Naama Kadmon Harpaz
  • Dr. Noa Liscovitch Brauer

The 2017-2019 Revson Fellows

  • Dr. Yulia Shwartz
  • Dr. Shira Weingarten-Gabbay
  • Dr. Sarah Keren

The 2016-2018 Revson Fellows

  • Dr. Liron Cohen
  • Dr. Anna Frishman
  • Dr. Shiri Gur-Cohen

The 2015-2017 Revson Fellows

  • Dr. Anat Biran
  • Dr. Livnat Jerby-Arnon
  • Dr.Yael Mutsafi
  • Dr. Ella Striem-Amit

The 2014-2016 Revson Fellows

  • Dr. Avital Adler
  • Dr. Daphna Nachmani
  • Dr. Michal Ramot

The 2013-2015 Revson Fellows

  • Dr. Ela Elyada
  • Dr. Julia Farache
  • Dr. Maria Maryanovich

The 2012-2014 Revson Fellows

  • Dr. Naama Kanarek
  • Dr. Meital Oren-Suissa
  • Dr. Yaara Yeshurun

The 2011-2013 Revson Fellows

  • Dr. Noa Corem (Weinberg)
  • Dr. Naama Geva-Zatorsky
  • Dr. Reut Shema Tirosh
  • Dr. Hilla Weidberg

The 2010-2012 Revson Fellows

  • Dr. Rina Rosenzweig
  • Dr. Ruth Scherz-Shouval
  • Dr. Reut Shalgi

The 2009-2011 Revson Fellows

  • Dr. Yana Nec
  • Dr. Michal Rivlin-Etzion
  • Dr. Maya Zayats

Testimonials from Revson Fellows

"The award sponsored by the Revson Foundation encouraged me tremendously to continue to pursue an academic career, and it has strengthened my belief in myself."
Dr. Naama Geva-Zatorsky, 2011 recipient, Harvard Medical School

"The award sponsored by the Revson Foundation helped me in the first two years of my postdoctoral training. My husband is a pediatrician, training as a clinical fellow in Boston Children’s Hospital and we have two girls, 9 and 6 years old. This award helped us manage our personal life with our demanding careers. I really appreciate your support."

Dr. Ruthie Scherz-Shouval, 2010 recipient, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. She joined the Weizmann Institute of Science faculty in 2015.

"The very generous grant has been instrumental in allowing me to focus on my research, safe in the knowledge that my family is both happy and financially secure."
Dr. Rina Rosenzweig, 2010 recipient, Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Chemistry, University of Toronto. She joined the Weizmann Institute of Science faculty in 2016.

"The award was an immense help for relocating with a family, and, in truth, without this fellowship the move would likely not have happened. In addition, the extension to a third year of training would have definitely been impossible, because the salary provided here is only suitable for a single person (and most postdoctoral fellows here are indeed single). Fellows from abroad are obviously not allowed to work outside the university and their partners have trouble finding jobs with contracts that last for more than a couple of months, because the preference is clearly given to locals. UBC is a fantastic place to conduct postdoctoral research and we are deeply grateful to the Weizmann Institute for this opportunity."
Dr. Yana Nec, 2009 recipient, Department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada

"During the last two years at Johns Hopkins University, I was involved in multi-disciplinary biomedical research. It provided me with a unique opportunity to broaden my knowledge and skills, thus opening more career options for me. The financial assistance that you have provided allowed me to concentrate on the research and my professional goals. Thank you for your generous support."
Dr. Maya Zayats, 2009 recipient, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University