Summer Institute for Israel Studies

Now accepting applications! Apply by January 31, 2022

Are you or do you know a faculty member teaching in Bahrain, Morocco, Sudan or the United Arab Emirates? We have a special opportunity this year for top candidates teaching in Abraham Accord countries. Please email us at scis@brandeis.edu to refer a prospective applicant.

The Schusterman Center's Summer Institute for Israel Studies is a one-of-a-kind program dedicated to expanding Israel studies on a global scale. To date we have prepared 349 professors at 245 institutions across North America and around the world to teach Israel Studies in their respective disciplines. Our Summer Institute alumni have taught 1,400 courses about Israel to more than 33,549 students worldwide. 

The Summer Institute for Israel Studies welcomes full time equivalent (FTE) faculty from the U.S. and around the world to a two-week residency at Brandeis. During this time, Summer Institute for Israel Studies fellows attend seminars taught by distinguished Israel studies scholars and develop syllabi for courses they will teach upon returning to their home institutions. The residency is followed by a 10-day tour of Israel, featuring encounters with Jewish and Arab intellectuals, politicians and community leaders.

After completing the program, Summer Institute for Israel Studies alumni continue their relationship with the Schusterman Center, returning for conferences and workshops, and with each other, through an ever-growing network of peers that spans the globe.

Since 2004, the Summer Institute for Israel Studies has been building a community of scholars who are integrating Israel studies into their institutions all over the world.