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How to Apply to a Conference/Workshop

Applications are for conferences scheduled to take place between October 1, 2018 - July 30, 2019.

Important! Reserve your conference dates with the IIAS prior to submitting an application.  If the conference date is not pre-approved, the conference will not be considered during the application process. To reserve your conference date, please contact Ms. Iris Avivi, Administrative Director at or 02-6586932.


General Information

Scholars and scientists from academic institutions in Israel and abroad are invited to submit a proposal for a conference to be sponsored and hosted at the IIAS. All research topics and fields of study are eligible. As of 2015, the IIAS policy has been to hold a minimum number of conferences and workshops.  Most conferences are related to the activity of the Research Groups in residence.  The duration of each conference is approximately two to six days. All conference proposals are reviewed and evaluated by the IIAS Academic Committees


Conference Guidelines

  • We encourage international conferences with interdisciplinary research and with topics of special interest to Israeli academia and society.
  • We encourage reserving one day during your conference as an “open day” for the academic community/public/students to attend.
  • We especially encourage workshops on topics that may evolve into Research Groups applications.
  • We are less inclined to approve highly specialized conferences or conferences that are part of an ongoing series or topics which have received support in recent years.
  • As a rule, our conferences/workshops will take place at the IIAS, Jerusalem. It is possible to hold up to a third of the conference duration in another academic location. All special requests should be presented to the IIAS Director.


The IIAS will support conferences which are held Sunday-Thursday. We cannot accommodate conferences that are held on the weekend (Friday-Saturday) or main holidays.

Conferences may be co-funded with the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) or by the IIAS only.


Application for Co-Funding through the ISF


To apply for co-funding see the ISF website at HERE. In such cases please fill out a short form HERE for administrative purposes. There is no need to submit a full application to the IIAS. The maximal funding of the IIAS is as provided by the ISF (up to NIS 70,000).


Application for IIAS Funding Only


The application period begins on September 1, 2017. Application Deadline: December 6, 2017.

The maximal funding for conferences which have been approved by the IIAS academic committee is NIS 70,000 (conference administrative services fee will be deducted).


The Application Process

The application process includes filling out an online form  CLICK HERE FOR THE ONLINE FORM

and Uploading the following documents:

  1. Information on Conference Application. HERE
  2. Organizer/s Biosketch. See HERE
  3. Additional Information.

Submission Deadline: December 6, 2017 (midnight).


Conferences Application Timeline


Members are welcome to consult with the IIAS on academic and administrative issues prior to submission of a final application.

1 Sep 2017    The beginning of the application period

6 Dec 2017      Final conference application submission

1 April 2018    Decisions sent to applicants. Organizers of conferences which have been approved by the IIAS committee will receive information on moving forward.


Additional Sources of Funding

We encourage all applicants to seek additional sources of funding.

Note: IIAS conferences are not supported by Hebrew University Research and Development department.