How to Apply

When you visit the application page, you will be asked to create an account, or, if you have applied to a Brandeis University program before, you will be asked to log in. After responding to the application form questions, you will be asked to upload the following items:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement: This should explain your background and interest in Israel Studies, your plans for introducing an Israel Studies course at your home institution, what you expect to gain from participating in the program, and how your participation will impact your institution. (Length: Two pages or less.) 
  • A sample syllabus: A syllabus for any course that you have taught, regardless of the subject. It does not need to be about Israel. 

  • Brief description - extracurricular Israel teaching experience: If you have taught about Israel beyond the academy, please provide a brief description. If this does not apply to you, do not upload anything here. 

You will also be asked to obtain:

  • Two references: The form will ask you to enter the names and contact information for two references. The application system will notify them of your request and invite them to upload a letter of recommendation. One of the two letters must be from your department chair or a senior administrator promising that your home institution will offer the new course in Israel Studies that you are developing.  

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