Visiting Scholars

Opportunities for scholarly exchange

In an effort to strengthen ties between Israel and the United States, the Olamot Center sponsors an Israeli visiting scholar at Indiana University each year, and will do so for the next five years.

Intended to create opportunities for both young and established scholars, the fellowship enables recipients to develop a presence in the American academic world and to publish in the United States.

Scholars will become part of the IU community by teaching and collaborating with IU faculty and students, and can take advantage of the vast resources for research available on the Bloomington campus.

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We wish to enrich research and teaching by providing IU faculty and students with the opportunity for exchange and collaboration with outstanding Israeli scholars and thinkers.

Noam Zadoff, Olamot Center director

Who should apply

Preference will be given to scholars in the field of Jewish studies. The fellowship is open, however, to scholars in the humanities and social sciences whose work will enrich these fields within the College of Arts and Sciences at IU.

While we seek to attract a wide range of scholars, we aim to provide opportunities in particular for Israeli scholars in the initial stages of their careers who want to gain international experience within the U.S. academic environment.

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How to apply

If you are interested in more information about the visiting scholar program at the Olamot Center, or would like to apply, contact Noam Zadoff, director, at

Past visiting scholar

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In spring 2018, Dr. Jeffrey Green was a visiting scholar and translator-in-residence at the Olamot Center.

Renowned for his translations of Hebrew scholarship, he works as our translator to do the indispensable work of making Hebrew texts available for English-speaking audiences.

Read Jeffrey Green’s bio