AIS ACHIEVEMENTS AWARDS

AIS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The AIS Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a senior scholar in any field of Israel Studies whose lasting and path-breaking contributions have significantly shaped the field. 

The prize awarded is $7,000.  

Candidates may be proposed by AIS members by sending a curriculum vitae of the candidate, by February 20, 2023, to prizes@aisisraelstudies.org. The award committee may also propose potential candidates. Self-nominations are not allowed. The Committee encourages nominations that will reflect a diverse pool, including diversity of gender and gender identity, discipline, ethnicity, and national origin. The nominees must be members of the AIS. The committee will consider contributions of scholarship to Israel Studies, mentorship of others in Israel Studies, service to the field of Israel Studies, and development of Israel Studies institutions.

 

PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE AWARD:

2022: Hanna Herzog (Tel Aviv University) and Derek Penslar (Harvard University)

2021: Prof. Emeritus Benny Morris (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

2020: Yael Zerubavel (Rutgers University)

2017: Alan Dowty (University of Notre Dame) and Pnina Lahav (Boston University) 

2016: Anita Shapira (Tel-Aviv University)

2015: Itzhak Galnoor (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

2014: Yosef Gorny (Tel Aviv University)

2013: Myron Aronoff (Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey)   


AIS EARLY CAREER AWARD

The AIS Early Career Award recognizes an exceptional scholar who has made significant contributions to the field of Israel Studies, and whose record of publications and scholarship has demonstrated the potential to shape the field in the future. The award is open to promising scholars up to the rank of Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer in Israeli universities). 

The nomination materials should include: a cover letter, CV, and two letters of recommendation.

The cover letter should include information about the candidate’s publication record, teaching record, mentorship record of others, institutional development (e.g. demonstration of the candidate's commitment to the growth of the field by helping to establish centers, departments, programs, and/or other institutional bases for Israel Studies) and service (the candidate’s record of commitment to the field through service on editorial boards, the AIS Board and/or other areas of academic service in Israel Studies).

A committee of prominent Israel Studies scholars will evaluate the nomination materials and determine the award winner. 

The prize awarded is $5,000.

Nomination letters that address the scholar’s outstanding contribution to Israel Studies should be sent by February 20, 2023. It is the responsibility of the candidates to make sure that all recommendations are received on time. Self-nominations are not allowed. The committee reserves the right to consider additional candidates. 

All nominations should be sent to: prizes@aisisraelstudies.org 

 
PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE YOUNG SCHOLAR AWARD:

2022: Tally Kritzman-Amir (In Memoriam) (Boston University Law School)

2021: Amnon Cavari (Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya) and Alexander Kaye (Brandeis University)

2019: Liat Steir-Livny (Sapir Academic College and The Open University of Israel)

2018: Ayelet Harel Shalev (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

2016: Uriel Abulof (Tel-Aviv University and Princeton University) 

2015: Mohammed Wattad (Zefat Academic College)

2014: Omri Herzog (Sapir Academic College)

2013: Gur Alroey (University of Haifa)

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