Workshop: Summer Institute for Israel Studies (apply by Jan 20, 2016)

Summer Faculty Fellowship
Get the foundation you need to teach about modern Israel:
Apply to the Summer Institute for Israel Studies

June 14-26 at Brandeis University; June 27-July 6 in Israel

The Summer Institute for Israel Studies is a competitive fellowship program open to faculty in all disciplines.
Stipend of up to $2,500. Travel, accommodations and most meals provided.
Apply by January 20, 2016, for the opportunity to:
  • Engage with world-class faculty from Israel and the U.S. in a two-week
    multidisciplinary Brandeis seminar
  • Meet with leading personalities in public life, the academy and the arts on a 10-day
    Israel study tour
  • Explore the complexity of Israeli society, politics and culture
  • Create a syllabus and leave equipped to teach an Israel Studies course
    in your discipline
  • Join a network of 250 alumni — teaching at nearly 200 institutions worldwide —
    supported by a wealth of pedagogical resources and ongoing professional
Learn more and apply here.


Fellowship: 2016-17 Annual Competition United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (deadline: Nov 30, 2015)


Annual Fellowship Competition — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Grant: For Graduate Students Researching Tel Aviv (Deadline: May 19, 2015)

Scholarships for Research

The Tel Aviv Global & Tourism Administration is offering scholarships to support research students (Masters and Doctoral) who bring forward innovative research on the Tel Aviv metropolitan area and, in particular, on Tel Aviv’s stance as a Global City.

Following two successful rounds of scholarships in 2013-4 three Scholarships are offered in partnership with:

• The Foundation for Support and Development of the Construction Field in Israel
• Eldar Group
• The Canada-Israel Group

The Tel Aviv Global Scholarships Award: 7,500 NIS each (approximately €1,700 each)

Click here to download a PDF file of the brochure.





Summer Seminar: Tikvah Israel Student Seminars (BA and MA students; apply by Apr 14, 2015)

The Tikvah Israel Summer Student Seminars

Dates: August 2-13 or 16-27, 2015
Location: Jerusalem
Instructors: Ran Baratz, Ruth Wisse, Meir Soloveichik, Asael Abelman, Michael Doran, Vance Serchuk, and Samuel Gregg

The Tikvah Fund is offering three different two-week seminars for Israeli advanced BA and MA students.

The seminar on Zionism will take place from August 2 until August 13. Asael Abelman will lead it, alongside Ran Baratz, Ruth Wisse, and Meir Soloveichik. Throughout, we will examine Zionist thought and history, especially as it relates to Judaism. Is Zionism the fulfillment of or an alternative to traditional Jewish life?

The seminar on Economics and Freedom will take place from August 16 until August 27. Ran Baratz and Samuel Gregg will discuss modern liberal economic principles as shaped by major thinkers like Adam Smith and Friedrich Hayek, the world economy and the Israeli economy, and the reforms that would benefit Israel.

The seminar on War and Strategy will also take place from August 16 until August 27 and it will be led by Michael Doran and Vance Serchuk. The first week will be devoted to the causes of war and peace, and some of the strategies that states have pursued to contend with the former and promote the latter. The second week will interpret American policy in the Middle East.

Applications are open until April 14, 2015.

Fellowships: Faculty, Post-Doctoral and Doctoral (Brandeis University)

Summer Institute for Israel Studies

Three-week fellowship preparing faculty in any discipline to teach about Israel.

The 2015 program opens with an intensive seminar at Brandeis from Monday, June 15 – Monday, June 29, followed by a study tour of Israel from Tuesday, June 30 – Thursday, July 9, 2015. Stipend of up to $2500, travel, accommodations and meals are included.

Doctoral Fellowships in Israel Studies at Brandeis University

Supporting doctoral students whose research focuses on Israel. Candidates must be accepted in Brandeis University graduate school programs of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, History, Politics, Literature, Sociology or Middle East Studies. Full and partial fellowships of up to $24,000 are renewable, after review, for up to five years.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies

Supporting post-doctoral research in Israel Studies. Fellows teach one course per semester, give one or more public lectures and actively participate in the intellectual life of the Schusterman Center. Stipend of $52,500 plus research fund.

Travel grant: For Israel Studies Conference, American University (deadline: September 15, 2014)

A limited number of travel subsidies are available for junior faculty and advanced graduate students to attend American University’s conference “How Jewish is the Jewish State? Religion and Society in Israel.”

Applications for travel subsidies are due September 15, 2014. Notification will be made by October 1, 2014.

Travel Subsidy Application

Thanks to the generosity of the Knapp Family Foundation, American University has funds to subsidize the participation of faculty and advanced graduate students in the conference “How Jewish is the Jewish State? Religion and Society in Israel.” The maximum award will be $500 per person. Applicants for the travel subsidy should submit via email the following:

1) A brief letter addressing how this conference contributes to their professional agenda.

2) An itemized budget for travel (including air and ground transportation, and hotel).

3) Other sources (potential and received) of funding for attending this conference.

4) Amount of subsidy requested.

Please submit all applications for travel subsidy by email to israelstudies[[at]]

Click here for full program (PDF).