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Undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing academic studies in Israel should contact the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies for general information and issues related to financial assistance.


The Azrieli Institute is pleased to offer Montefiore graduate fellowships annually in the amount of $7,000 each.  Our competition cycle will for the 2020-21 academic year in now closed.

In order to apply, students must submit a completed application form, a curriculum vitae, a letter of recommendation from the thesis or dissertation supervisor and one additional letter of recommendation from a Concordia University full time faculty member. Applicants must also submit a 500-word essay that explains how their current or proposed thesis or dissertation is related to Israel Studies.

In order to be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must be registered in a graduate program at any Department of Concordia University. Students are not eligible to receive this fellowship in two consecutive academic years. Decisions about the applications are made by the Awards Committee of the Institute, which is chaired by the Director. 


Congratulations to the 2020-21 Winners

  • Lucas Cober (Department of Religions and Cultures)
  • Elliot Mason (Department of Religions and Cultures)
  • Sara Sharpe (Department of Religions and Cultures)

Congratulations to the 2019-20 Winners

  • Tal-Or Ben-Choreen (Department of Art History)
  • Natasha Doyon (Department of Art Education)



The Azrieli Institute is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship in the amount of $30,000.  The competition for 2020-21 is currently suspended.

In order to apply, applicants must submit a completed application form together with a current curriculum vitae and three letters of academic reference. Applicants must demonstrate their scholarship in Israel Studies and must have their PhD completed at the time they take up the postdoctoral fellowship.  Please read Concordia University's policies and guidelines before submitting your application.

In order to be eligible, applicants must have received their PhD within the last five years from the time of the application and may not have held a full-time teaching or research position with the exception of a previous post-doctoral fellowship. Decisions about the applications are made by the Awards Committee of the Institute, which is chaired by the Director.


Visiting Scholars

Application period for 2020-21 is currently suspended.

Visiting Scholar positions are available for a one semester stay.  Successful applicants will receive a research stipend of 10,000 CAD for one semester.  For periods shorter than one semester, a pro-rated stipend will be provided.  The Institute does not provide travel or accommodation allowances in addition to the stipend.

Visiting Researchers are expected to partake in the intellectual life of the Institute by offering

  1. one public event aimed at a general audience, such as the broader university community and/or the community at large;
  2. a research seminar for faculty and graduate students in the Visiting Scholar's areas of specialization; and
  3. by contributing to the Institute Occasional Paper series.  Teaching opportunities may be available in consultation with the Department of the Visiting Researcher's specialization.

Read the University policies regarding Visiting Scholars

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