Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Newsletter

Israel Studies Course Development Grant

Grants are available to UCLA Faculty to develop and teach new undergraduate courses that advance knowledge of modern Israel.

We welcome course proposals that provide an interdisciplinary or comparative perspective, or that utilize Israel as a case study for a broader theme (e.g., immigration/migration; environmental policy; economics; security; ethnically or religiously-divided societies, etc.)

Award Amounts: Up to $5,000

Maximum Award Period: 1 year from date of decision

2023–24 Deadlines:

There are two funding cycles for the Course Development Grant:


Applications Accepted Beginning: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Applications Due: Monday, November 13, 2023
Applicants Notified By: Monday, December 11, 2023


Applications Accepted Beginning: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Applications Due: Monday, April 15, 2024
Applicants Notified By: Monday, May 13, 2024

Who Should Apply: 

• Full-time UCLA faculty members
• The Center welcomes applicants from a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to history, political science, economics, sociology, literature, visual and performing arts, management, engineering, law, public health, environment and sustainability.

To Apply:

Applicants are invited to complete the electronic grant application. Applications must be submitted online by the advertised deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Guidelines:

Materials required to complete the application include:

• Current Curriculum Vitae (maximum of 2 pages in PDF format)
• Working title for proposed course
• Summary of the proposed course and proposed preliminary outline (up to 1,000 words)
• Personal statement (up to 1,000 words) describing your background related to Israel, interest in Israel Studies, and your plans to introduce a new course related to Israel in your home department.
• Itemized budget as per the budget template provided (click here)
• Letter from your department chair expressing support for the development and future listing of the course. (Letter may come from an individual department or interdisciplinary teaching unit such as the Institute of the Environment or the International Institute.)

Terms and Conditions

Recipients of the Course Development Grant must agree to the following:

• Submit a final a syllabus for a new course at the end of the funding period.
• Teach the course developed with the financial support of the Course Development Grant for at least 2 quarters over a two-year period.

Funds must be used during the period for which they are awarded; requests for project extension/ carryover of awards must be submitted to the UCLA Nazarian Center for Israel Studies in writing at least one month prior to award period end date.

For more information about the course development funding opportunity and application process, please contact the Center at israel@international.ucla.edu or (310) 825-9646.

For technical assistance, please contact Nora Joswig, UCLA International Institute IT Special Projects Coordinator, njoswig@international.ucla.edu.