Annual ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute for Curriculum Development in Critical Contemporary Antisemitism Studies

 St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Applications are now open for the annual ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute for Curriculum Development in Critical Contemporary Antisemitism Studies. This intensive two-week workshop is scheduled to be held at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, from 28 July to 9 August 2024.

Embark on a transformative journey at the ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute, designed for those shaping the future of academia. Join us from July 28 to August 9, 2024, at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, and be at the forefront of critical discussions on antisemitism. Together, we will map, decode, and combat the current explosion of global antisemitism, contributing to the development of contemporary critical antisemitism studies as a recognized academic discipline.

Why Apply:

1. Elevate Your Expertise and Shape the Conversation:

  • Gain insights and knowledge to invigorate your teaching and research.
  • Develop cutting-edge course syllabi guided by leading international academics.

2. Network with Top-level Academics:

  • Collaborate with fellow scholars and professionals from around the world committed to challenging contemporary antisemitism within the esteemed academic environment of Oxford.
  • Forge connections that transcend disciplines and endure beyond the institute.
  • Unlock potential funding opportunities, opening avenues for your academic pursuits.

3. Global Recognition:

  • Join a prestigious community recognized for its dedication to examining, interrogating, and challenging contemporary antisemitism.
  • Showcase your affiliation with the esteemed ISGAP-Oxford community.

How to Apply:


  • Submit your CV, a letter of intent, two letters of recommendation, and a letter from your home department’s Chair, Dean, or Provost.
  • Recognizing the unique circumstances related to the challenges faced since October 7th, in lieu of a formal letter from your institution, please compose a letter demonstrating your commitment to incorporating program insights into your existing courses.

Wiesel-King Jr. Scholars:

  • Submit your CV, two letters of recommendation, and a concise project proposal that showcases your commitment to combatting antisemitism, racism, and other forms of discrimination. Additionally, outline your plan for implementing the proposed project upon completion of the program.

Application Deadline:

Rolling basis; apply early to secure your spot in this experience.

Tuition Fees:

  • Scholars-in-Residence: $2000 USD
  • Wiesel-King Jr. Scholars: $1400 USD


Limited scholarships are available for exceptional candidates.


Submit your application, inquiries, and expressions of interest via email to [email protected] with the subject heading “ISGAP-Oxford 2024.”

Apply now for an enriching experience that contributes to shaping the future landscape of academia within your institution and beyond. Considering the challenges posed by antisemitism in higher education, we encourage you to share this opportunity with colleagues on your campus, empowering you upon your return.


The ISGAP Summer Institute is led by the foremost international scholars and policymakers.
This esteemed group includes:

Natan Sharansky
Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt
Dr. Ahmed Shaheed
The Hon. Prof. Irwin Cotler
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Professor Yossi Shain
Professor Dr. Bassam Tibi
Professor Benny Morris
Professor David Patterson
Professor Uzi Rabi
Professor Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias

Universities are the main battlefield for the new wave of antisemitism. It is very important that the professors, those teaching the students, understand the dangers, and know how to fight it...that makes all the difference.

— Natan Sharansky, Chair of ISGAP
Previous Years
2023 Pembroke College, Oxford
2022 Pembroke College, Oxford
2021 Pembroke College, Oxford
2020 ISGAP Digital Research Center
2019 St. John's College, Oxford
2018 St. John's College, Oxford
2017 St. John's College, Oxford
2016 St. Antony's College, Oxford
2015 Hertford College, Oxford
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