Announcements of Interest

Summer Institute for Israel Studies 2022

June 29 - July 10 at Brandeis University and July 11 - 21 in Israel

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for its Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS) Faculty Fellowship, open to faculty in all disciplines with an interest in Israel Studies. The fellowship provides travel, accommodations and meals as well as a stipend of up to $2,500. The program begins with a residency at Brandeis University (June 29-July 10), where participants study with world-class faculty from a broad range of Israel Studies disciplines. During this time, they develop a syllabus for a course, or course segment, that they will return to teach at their home institution. The group then travels to Israel for an immersive 10-day study tour (July 11-21) that includes site visits, encounters with cultural informants, as well as discussions with Israeli academicians, Jewish and Arab policy makers, political figures, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and social advocates.

Program and Application Details:

Eligibility: Full-time equivalent faculty members, in any discipline, teaching at a college or university outside of Israel with approved plans to introduce a new course on Israel Studies, OR to substantially integrate Israel into an existing course.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

Notification: Early March 2022

  • Application Materials
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • A sample syllabus for any course that you have taught
  • Two references, including one from your department chair or a senior administrator

Questions: Please direct inquiries to [email protected]


Grants Available to Develop New Undergraduate Courses about Israel

The Israel Institute is pleased to offer Faculty Development Grants to tenured or tenure-track professors who want to develop new courses about modern Israel and add them to their regular rotations. Grants can be used for teaching release, travel to Israel, honing language skills, or pursuing other activities necessary for creating a new course.

Application Deadline: February 23, 2022

How to Apply: Please visit the Israel Institute website to learn more about eligibility, logistics, and to submit your application.

Should you have any questions about the program or about the Israel Institute's work, please contact Dr. Erika Falk, Israel Institute Program Director, at (202) 216-2219 or [email protected].