Undergraduate Israel Fellowship - Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies
The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies – Columbia University’s center for the academic study and discussion of Jewish life, history, and culture – has long been a national and international leader in the field. Over its half-century history, IIJS has trained many of the field’s leading figures. Its scholars and students have produced lasting and central works of scholarship in a field that continues to grow exponentially across the United States. The Institute is dedicated to the academic study and discussion of Israel and Jewish Studies. Committed to blending rigorous scholarship with cutting edge teaching and intellectual opportunities, IIJS explores the best that’s been thought and said in the field and examines the length and breadth of Jewish history and culture, as well as Israel and all of its complexities. Though the Institute serves the entire university community, the College is at its heart. Providing Columbia and Barnard undergraduates with a variety of opportunities to learn about Jewish studies and Israel – in all their complexity and diversity – Supporting students is a central mission of the Institute.
The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies is delighted to offer an invitation-only educational opportunity at Columbia University. IIJS Israel Fellows will be awarded an amount up to $1,000 in support of their business-related internships; academic and/or research-based projects; immersive language programs; and/or university-offered courses. Programs through religious institutions are not eligible.
In return, students will participate in a number of invitation-only educational opportunities to discuss matters related to Israeli politics, culture, and history during both their summer in Israel and back on campus. Fellows will also be expected to participate in an evaluation survey upon return to campus, and aid in recruitment for future Fellows.
Please note that funding will be received at the end of summer, upon the fellow’s return to campus and after receipt of supporting documentation.
Funding may only be used to cover the following expenses:
- program fees;
- air travel;
To be considered for funding:
- Applications must provide detailed information about the program being sought. At the time of application, admission or offer need not be finalized, but the Institute must receive certification of such by the hosting institution before the funding can be delivered.
- Applicants must spend, at a minimum, four weeks in Israel over the course of summer 2018.
This fellowship is available to all Columbia University students (CC, BC, GS, SEAS). Returning fellows will be considered, however, first time applicants will receive priority.
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