Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

Summer Institute for Israel Studies Fellowships

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The Summer Institute for Israel Studies provides a rigorously academic approach to the teaching of Israel Studies on college campuses. Since 2004, university and college faculty members are invited here to develop courses in history, politics, film, Jewish studies, religion, law, anthropology, linguistics, security studies, and more. 

Competitive fellowships are open to faculty members in the humanities and social sciences. Faculty teaching outside of Israel are eligible to apply. 

Please note: Applicants must be actively teaching at a college or university that has approved their plans to introduce a new course on Israel Studies or to substantially integrate it into an existing course.

Fellowship Benefits

  • Stipend of up to $2,500

  • Group travel, accommodations, and most meals covered

Institute Benefits

  • Engage with world-class faculty from Israel and the United States in a two-week, multidisciplinary seminar at Brandeis University

  • Meet with leading personalities in public life, the academy, and the arts on a 10-day Israel study tour

  • Create a syllabus and leave equipped to teach a new course in any discipline

  • Join a network of 314 faculty members — teaching at more than 200 institutions worldwide  supported by a wealth of pedagogical resources and continuing professional development

The Summer Institute for Israel Studies is generously supported by the Jim Joseph Foundation, the Israel Institute and other donors.