International Course Grants

Campus Building at the University of OxfordInternational Course Grants support undergraduate 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 for full academic credit.

We accept applications from either institutions or individual faculty members. The average grant award is $8,000. 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.







Recruiting now for placement in academic year 2021-2022.


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


Deadline for placement in the 2021-2022 academic year: April 5, 2021.


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Please contact Erika Falk, Program Director, at with any questions. 

Other programs

If you are employed full time at an Israeli higher education institution, you may be interested in our Visiting Faculty Program.


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:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom

how to apply

 Fill out our Online Form: The application contains a form that asks questions, including questions about:

1. The university, country, and existing course offerings about Israel at the university that will host the course you propose; and

2. The name, discipline, credit hours, course schedule, and estimated enrollment for the course.

Upload: The application also asks you to upload three items:

1. A detailed budget in US Dollars;

2.  Instructor’s CV; and

3. An invitation from the host school to the faculty that contains:

  • The name of the Israel course the host school will run; 
  • Certification that the course will be a for-credit, undergraduate course;
  • The name of the instructor; and
  • The dates, times, and total contact hours for the course.


Applications to the International Grant Program are due by April 5, 2021.

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For questions about the International Courses Program, please contact to Erika Falk, Program Director, at

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