Honors Symposium


The Honors Symposium identifies top university sophomores, juniors, and seniors and gives them access to cutting-edge scholarship in the field of Israel Studies, an insiders’ understanding of graduate work, and strategic advice about how pursue an academic career.

This prestigious and selective three-day program includes an opportunity to meet leading researchers in small group settings, attend stimulating lectures and seminars, and learn how to find and apply to leading graduate programs all while networking with other outstanding students. This is a biennial program held in January in the suburbs of New York City.


This program is open to:

  • University sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the United States who are considering graduate work related to the modern state of Israel.


The Institute covers economy transportation to and from the workshop within the United States, lodging, and food during the workshop.

The deadline to apply has passed. Please check back in spring 2020 to apply for the 2021 Honors Symposium.


To be considered for participation in the Honors Symposium, please submit the following materials:

  1. Our online application;
  2. An academic curriculum vitae (C.V.) or resume;
  3. Your GPA; and
  4. Unofficial transcript.

NOTE: Please include your full name on all documents you upload with your application.

Participation in this symposium is competitive. Following the application deadline, the Institute will contact you if you are accepted into the program.