Conferences & Workshops


The Israel Institute co-sponsors and provides grants for academic conferences, lectures or lecture series, and workshops devoted to the study of the modern state of Israel. We support public events of various formats and on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to, modern Israeli history, sociology, politics, economics, law, and environmental issues.


Grant awards are up to $5,000, and the application deadlines for this program are November 5, 2018 and March 5, 2019

Grants are provided for specific events only; they are not offered as general support. Conferences and workshops to be funded must be of limited duration, have a clearly defined goal pertaining to the study of modern Israel, and, as a general rule, must be carried out within the applicable academic year.


Accredited higher education institutions as well as independent think tanks or research institutions are invited to apply for a Conference, Lecture, or Workshop Grant.


To be considered for a Conference, Lecture, or Workshop Grant, please apply via our online application process. Please note that the online application requires a written proposal, containing multiple elements.

  1. Contact: Please provide the name, postal address, phone number, and email address for the main contact for this event or event series at your organization.
  2. Background: Describe the name, background, and exigency for the conference/lecture/workshop.
  3. Purpose: Articulate an explicit goal of or purpose for the conference/lecture/workshop.
  4. Organizer: Provide information about the host and sponsors (if applicable).
  5. Date and Location: Describe where and when the conference/lecture/workshop will occur. 
  6. Experts: Include a list and description of all panelists, presenters, and experts (as necessary).
  7. Audience: In addition to the experts, please describe the target audience for the conference/lecture/workshop, including audience size.
  8. Budget: Provide a detailed budget describing how you plan to use the grant.

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




Dr. Ilai Saltzman, Associate Director of Academic Programs, at (located in the United States)

Ms. Jill Wyler, Program Coordinator, at (located in Israel)