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 18, 2022, to prizes@aisisraelstudies.org. The award committee may also propose potential candidates. Self-nominations are not allowed.  

Committee Members:

Yael Aronoff, Chair (Michigan State University)

Yael Zerubavel (Rutgers University)

Nadav Shelef (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Dov Waxman (UCLA)

Nir Kedar (Sapir Academic College)

 

PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE AWARD:

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 of 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, including one from the candidate’s mentor/supervisor.

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 18, 2022. 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 

Committee Members:

Orna Sasson-Levy, Chair (Bar-Ilan University)
Joanna Dyduch (Jagiellonian University)
Gad Barzilai (University of Haifa)
Jonathan Gribetz (Princeton University)
Ofer Shiff (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

 
PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE YOUNG SCHOLAR AWARD:

2020: Amnon Cavari (Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya) and Alexander Kaye (Brandeis University)

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

2018: Ayelet Harel Shalev (Ben-Gurion University)

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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