Publication Support Program

OVERVIEW

The Israel Institute provides grants in support of forthcoming books in Israel Studies that have already been accepted for publication by leading university presses. Grants may also be provided for the translation of major contributions to the field written and published in Hebrew. Israel Institute grants seek to facilitate the publication of books that make an original contribution to the field of Israel Studies and/or promote a greater understanding of modern Israel.

ELIGIBILITY

This program is intended for scholars whose books have been accepted by a leading academic press. To have a Hebrew book considered for translation support, the title must have already been accepted for publication in English at the time the grant application is submitted.

LOGISTICS

The Institute offers up to $5,000 in subvention support. Funds may be used for specific publication components such as editing, indexing, graphic design, permissions, maps, illustration, and image rights. Grants may not cover personal living expenses or travel, nor are they intended to support the applicant's research. 

The Israel Institute must be acknowledged in the publication for its support. This should be done prior to receiving the manuscript proofs from the publisher.

Grant Recipient COMMITMENTs

Publication Support Grant recipients must agree to our list of commitments.

SEE GRANT RECIPIENT COMMITMENTS

If you are awarded a Publication Support Grant, you must agree to the following:

1. Spend the Grant Award in accordance with the proposal and budget submitted to the Israel Institute;

2. Acknowledge the support of the Israel Institute in the published work produced in connection with the Grant;

3. Allow the Israel Institute to publicize your name and a brief summary of your proposal;

4. Notify the Israel Institute of, and send a copy of, the publication produced in connection with the Grant; and

5. If asked, write a short essay for the Institute’s magazine.

Application

This program has a multi-part application process. Successful grant proposals will demonstrate why the subject of the book is an area worthy of examination, how the subject matter will enrich the field of Israel Studies, and how the monograph will attract lay readers (those who may be acquainted with the subject but are not exclusively scholars or specialists).

The next deadline for applications is January 16, 2018.

SEE APPLICATION PROCESS

To be considered for a Publication Support Grant, please submit the following materials:

  1. Acceptance letter from a leading university press or, preferably, a letter indicating the current publication status of the manuscript;
  2. A complete academic curriculum vitae (CV) that includes a full list of publications;
  3. A proposal of no more than 5 double-spaced pages describing your book project and how it will make an original scholarly contribution to the field of Israel Studies, and outlining a promotion plan for the book (i.e. through academic and non-academic conferences, book tour, op-eds, social media) to attract both scholars and the general public;
  4. Manuscript’s table of contents (including chapter titles and authors’ names if this is an edited volume); and  
  5. A detailed budget (in US Dollars) explaining how the Grant will be used towards publication.

Note: Please include your full name on all documents you submit with your application.