International Course Grants

Campus Building at the University of OxfordInternational Course Grants support courses about modern Israel at colleges and universities outside the United States and Israel that do not have resident experts available. Courses may be intensive or span a full semester but must be worth at least three credits or the international equivalent thereof.

We accept applications from either institutions or individual faculty members. For institutions interested in running courses on modern Israel, the Institute can help identify qualified faculty to teach courses. 

The maximum grant available is $10,000 per three-credit course. International Course Grants may pay for faculty salaries, transportation, and housing. Our grants do not pay for college/university administrative costs, fees, overhead, or indirect costs.

 

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GRANT PERIOD

Courses to be taught in Academic Year 2020–2021

HOW TO APPly

Please review the Applications tab for more information on how to apply.

DEADLINE EXTENDED

June 1, 2020

CONTACT

Please contact Dr. Ilai Saltzman, Associate Director for Academic Programs, at isaltzman@israelinstitute.org with any questions.

ELIGIBILITY

Applications are accepted from either institutions or individual faculty members. Colleges or universities may apply for grants to pay the salary, lodging, and/or travel expenses associated with bringing Israeli scholars to campus to teach courses about modern Israel. Israeli faculty (or professors emeriti) who have/had full-time appointments at Israeli colleges and universities, and who have or can obtain invitations to teach about Israel, may also apply for these grants.

We prioritize courses at institutions in countries where the Israel Institute has not previously funded such courses. Low priority will be given to courses in the countries listed below where we have previously sponsored courses:

Austria; Bulgaria; Cameroon; Czech Republic; France; Germany; Hungary; Latvia; Lithuania; Romania; Russia; South Africa; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine.

 

how to apply

To be considered for an International Course Grant:

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INSTITUTIONAL (COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY) APPLICANTS 

Institutional applicants must complete the online application, which includes uploading a proposal in the below format, via the application portal. 

1) Contact: The name, title, postal address, phone number, and email address for the main contact for this project at your organization.

2) University Sponsor: Provide the name and a short description of your university/college and department. Please also describe the course offerings available about or related to Israel at your institution.

3) Course Details: Please provide the course name, number of credits, level (graduate or undergraduate), course description, expected enrollment, and dates (or proposed dates) of the course. Please be specific about how many days and how many hours each day the course will meet.

4) Faculty: Please provide the names, ranks, home affiliations, and CVs for the Israeli faculty members you want to teach the course. If you don’t have any instructors in mind, we can work with you to identify a candidate.

5) Budget: Include a line-item budget that describes how the grant will be spent.


 

INDIVIDUAL FACULTY APPLICANTS

Individual applicants must complete the online application, which includes uploading both a proposal and an official college/university invitation, via the application portal. Details on the proposal format and official invitation are below.

1) Proposal: Please format your proposal into four sections:

1-a) University Sponsor: Provide the name and a short description of the college/university and department where you will offer the course.

1-b) Existing Course Offerings: Describe the course offerings about modern Israel available at this institution.

1-c) Proposed Course: Identify and describe the course you propose to teach about modern Israel. Please also provide the number of credits, level (graduate or undergraduate), expected enrollment, and dates (or proposed dates) of the course. Please be specific about how many days and how many hours each day the course will meet.

1-d) Budget: Include a line-item budget that describes how the grant will be spent (in USD).

2) Invitation: Please include an official invitation from the school that has invited you to teach a course about modern Israel. The invitation must be on university letterhead and specify the departments that will run the course. It should also include the course name, dates the course will run, and the number of credits for the course.

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Applications for International Course Grants are due by June 1, 2020.

 

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For more information about International Course Grants, please direct your questions to Dr. Ilai Saltzman, Associate Director for Academic Programs, at isaltzman@israelinstitute.org.

 

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