AEN micro-grants are available to AEN members in amounts of up to $4,000 to support educational or professional development initiatives on campus that further AEN’s mission. These may be aimed at confronting efforts to delegitimize Israel, educating about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, exploring relevant aspects of Israeli history, society, and culture, or promoting academic freedom and free expression. For example, past micro-grants have assisted in funding symposia on contemporary Israel, bringing prominent speakers to campus, subventing publications on BDS and anti-Zionism in the academy, and hosting relevant film festivals and lecture series. 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.
Please click HERE for more information about the micro-grants program and to apply.
AEN’s Speakers Bureau consists of 21 speakers – all AEN members – who will be available this year for individual subsidized visits to campuses through AEN member invitations. Their areas of expertise include the history of the BDS movement in academia, Israeli history, society, and politics, antisemitism and anti-Zionism, strategies to counter the BDS narrative, and many other topics relevant to AEN’s agenda. If invited by an AEN member, each speaker will receive a $1000 honorarium from AEN for an engagement consisting of a public talk and a participatory session with students and/or faculty in a class, seminar, or other small group
AEN’s regional short courses provide an opportunity for AEN members to learn more about contemporary Israel, develop strategies related to BDS on campus, and network with other interested faculty. The purpose of the course is to bolster the knowledge and skill set of AEN members who we hope will be active as regional leaders in AEN’s efforts to respond to BDS and similar challenges on their campuses. These 3-½-day courses will be residence-based, academically immersive, and interactive, will be limited to 15-20 participants per course, and will take place in regional hubs around the country. Reasonable travel and stay costs will be paid for by AEN. So far, courses have taken place in Atlanta, Cleveland, Boca Raton, Boston, and Dallas.