Micro-grants are available to AEN members in amounts of up to $4,000 to support initiatives during the 2019-20 academic year. Grants are aimed to support faculty who wish to develop educational or professional development initiatives on campus that further AEN’s mission. Initiatives may be aimed at confronting efforts to delegitimize Israel, educating about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, affirming academic freedom and free expression on campus, or exploring relevant aspects of Israeli history, society, and culture.
In 2019-20, AEN is especially interested in funding grants which focus on, among others, 1) projects in STEM or business disciplines and/or 2) combatting antisemitism. We will be pleased to work with members, at their request, to develop relevant programming.
Examples of micro-grant-funded initiatives include (but are not limited to):
– Campus events and programming, including symposia, panels, speakers, performances, and film series;
– Professional development activities, such as developing courses or seminars for students or fellow faculty;
– New scholarly or research exchanges with Israeli faculty and institutions (that avoid duplication with currently existing programs);
– Selective subventions to assist publication of academic work relevant to AEN’s mission.
If you are interested in applying for a micro-grant, please fill out the application below with as much specific information about your initiative as possible (target date, desired invitees, and so on). What is your event trying to accomplish, and how does that align with AEN’s mission?
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All AEN members are welcome to apply for micro-grants, although priority will be given to those who have not previously applied. While grant awards will be made to AEN members, disbursement of funds should be arranged through a university department or program.
Each AEN member receiving support is required subsequently to submit a brief one-page final report 1) narrating the activities supported, 2) describing how the grant funds were used, and 3) evaluating the outcomes or achievements the initiative created, including its impact on students and faculty. Failure to do so will bar future micro-grant support.
For any questions about the micro-grants program, please contact AEN Executive Director Miriam Elman.