Deadline: 17 January 2023.
Schusterman Center Summer Institute for Israel Studies Fellowship Program 2023
The Schusterman Center Summer Institute for Israel Studies Fellowship Program is a one-of-a-kind program dedicated to expanding Israel studies on a global scale. To date we have prepared 372 professors at 262 institutions across North America and around the world to teach Israel Studies in their respective disciplines. Our Summer Institute alumni have taught 1,520 courses about Israel to more than 33,774 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.
- Round trip travel from Boston to Tel Aviv and travel within Israel
- Stipend of up to $2500, which may be used to offset additional travel costs to and from home city
- Most meals
Fellows have come from more than 200 universities in the United States and around the world. Institutions range from small liberal arts colleges, to Jewish and Christian academic institutions, U.S. military academies, large research universities, and the Ivy League.
During the first two weeks, SIIS fellows are in residence at Brandeis and participate in seminars taught by distinguished Israel Studies scholars. These seminars focus on Israel’s society, history, politics, culture, foreign affairs, and diplomacy. Fellows are then required to present syllabi for the courses they plan to teach on their home campuses. Accommodations are in shared suites at the university’s newest residence halls.
On a 10-day study tour in Israel, fellows meet with leading figures in public life, the academy and the arts; including politicians and civil servants, writers, public intellectuals, and Jewish and Arab community leaders. Fellows also visit select historical and cultural sites. Participation in this portion of the Summer Institute is highly recommended but optional. Group flight travel from the US to Israel and back is covered. Accommodations are in single rooms in hotels.
Summer Institute fellowships are open to faculty members teaching outside of Israel. 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.