Programs

AEN Micro-grants 2022-23

Applications are now closed for AY 2022-2023 micro-grants. Subscribe to AEN’s newsletter for updates on when the next micro-grant applications will be open.

What is a Micro-grant?

Micro-grants of up-to $3,000 are aimed to support AEN members who wish to develop educational or professional development initiatives for their campus that further AEN’s mission. Initiatives may be aimed at:

  • exploring relevant topics in Israeli history, society, and culture
  • critically assessing BDS claims and arguments
  • discussing issues related to campus free speech and academic freedom
  • educating about contemporary forms and expressions of antisemitism

Examples:

AEN members have used micro-grants to organize symposia on contemporary Israel, bring prominent speakers on academic freedom and free speech to campus (in-person or virtually), develop coursework on Zionism and Israel, subvent publications on BDS and anti-Zionism in the academy, and host relevant film festivals and lecture series. We will be pleased to work with members, at their request, to develop relevant programming.

In 2022-23, AEN is especially interested in funding projects which focus on:

  1. The “normalization” of Israel in the Middle East region — e.g., educating about diplomatic breakthroughs such as the Abraham Accords, highlighting coexistence/collaboration efforts between Israeli Jews and Arabs, examining diversity within Israel, etc.
  2. Addressing AEN’s mission within STEM disciplines, broadly conceived
  3. Combatting antisemitism – including antisemitic forms of anti-Zionism – on campus
  4. Highlighting the global diversity of the Jewish people

We also particularly welcome applications from junior faculty members.

Apply for a Micro-grant

The micro-grant application form is closed. Please subscribe to our newsletter below to get updates on when the micro-grant application form will open for AY 2023-2024.

Questions?

For questions regarding the micro-grants program, please contact AEN at info@academicengagement.org.

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