International Short Course Grants

OVERVIEW

Our International Short Course Grant Program supports courses about modern Israel at top-ranked colleges and universities outside the United States and Israel that do not have resident experts available to teach courses in Israel Studies. These grants enable scholars to travel to schools to teach intensive or full-length courses about modern Israel.

Some schools use the grant to bring in guest lecturers to supplement a course taught by a local faculty member, while others bring in outside faculty who are fully responsible for the course. Grants may be used to support full-semester or intensive short courses, but courses must be worth at least three credits, or the international equivalent.

International Short Course Grants may go only to pay for faculty salaries, transportation, and housing. Our grants do not pay for universities’ administrative costs, fees, overhead, or indirect costs. The maximum grant available is $10,000 per (three credit) course.

For universities or colleges wanting to run courses on Israel, the Institute can also help identify qualified faculty to teach courses or to come as guest lecturers.

Logistics AND ELIGIBILITY

We accept applications from both institutions and individual faculty members. Top colleges or universities may apply for grants to pay the salary, lodging, and/or travel expenses associated with bringing 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 invitations to teach about Israel may apply for these grants.

We give priority to courses at certain universities and institutions of higher learning, listed below. 

PRIORITY INSTITUTIONS

  • Australian National University (Canberra, Australia)
  • Fudan University (Shanghai, China)
  • Heidelberg University (Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven-AKA KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium)
  • King’s College London (London, UK)
  • Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (London, UK)
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Munich, Germany)
  • McGill University (Montreal, Québec)
  • National University in Singapore (Singapore)
  • University College London (London, England)
  • University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • University of Cambridge (Cambridge, England)
  • University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  • University of Manchester (Manchester, England)
  • University of Melborne (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
  • University of Oslo (Oslo, Norway)
  • University of Oxford (Oxford, England)
  • University of Sydney (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
  • University of Tokyo (Bunkyō, Japan)
  • University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • University of Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden)
  • Utrecht University (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
  • Yonsei University (Seoul, South Korea)

GRANT RECIPIENT COMMITMENTS

International Short Course Program grant recipients must agree to our list of commitments.

ALL COMMITMENTS

Requirements for Institutional Grant Recipients

Universities accepting International Short Course Grants must agree to:

1.     Provide the Israel Institute with a detailed report on the activities of all supported faculty, including: information about and contact information for all supported instructors (including their curricula vitae (C.V.s), classes taught, course syllabi, course enrollment, and public discourse events held with the scholar (topics and attendance).

Requirements for Faculty Grant Recipients

Faculty members accepting International Short Course Grants must agree to: 

  1. Teach one course about modern Israel;
  2. Coordinate with the University the precise content and schedule of your classes;
  3. Respond to Institute surveys about your professional activities during your placement, including sending a copy of your syllabus, reporting on course enrollment, and informing us about where and when you give academic/community talks and how many people attend;
  4. If asked, give two Israel Institute sponsored public lectures and write a short essay for the Israel Institute Magazine; and
  5. Comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, and University policies and procedures during the Grant Period.

APPLICATION

Please note that we use separate online applications for faculty and university applicants. Please make sure you use the correct link below.

Applications for this program are accepted on a rolling basis. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Application for Universities 

To apply for a University International Short Course Grant, please submit the following materials:

1.     Our online application, and

2.     A proposal and budget according to the following format:

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

b.     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.

c.     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.

d.     Faculty: Please describe how this course will be taught. If the course will be taught by a local faculty member, please provide the name, rank, and curriculum vitae (CV) for the lead instructor. If you intend to use outside faculty as guest lecturers, please also provide their names, ranks, home affiliations, and C.V.s, as well as the dates, times, and topics of their lectures. If the whole course will be taught by an outside instructor, indicate this and provide his/her name, rank, home affiliation, and C.V. If you need help identifying faculty or guest lecturers, please describe the type of instructor you are looking for.

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

Application for Faculty Members

To apply for a Faculty International Short Course Grant, please submit the following materials:

1.     Our online application;

2.     A proposal and budget according to the following format:

a.     University Sponsor: Provide the name and a short description of the university/college and department where you will offer the course. Please also describe the course offerings about Israel available at this institution.

b.     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; and

3.     An official invitation from the school that has invited you to teach a course about modern Israel. The invitation (on university letterhead) must include:

a.     A commitment to run a course about modern Israel that you will teach;

b.     The name, dates, and number of credits for the course; and

4.     The complete proposed syllabus for the course.