Our Mission

  • To fund tuition and stipends for pairs of Israeli and Palestinian science students in challenging and intensive academic, graduate-degree programs. (One Israeli and one Palestinian per pair.)

  • To foster enduring relationships of respect, trust and professional interdependence between and among Palestinian and Israeli Fellows, faculty and alumni.

  • To spread to university laboratories and departments the ethos of cooperative science between Israelis and Palestinians.

  • To demonstrate how partnerships between Israelis and Palestinians advance prosperity and wellbeing within communities.

  • To enhance leadership and services in the governments, communities and societies where STEP Fellows live and work.