Internal Programs Promoted by Tel Aviv University

The Lowy International School promotes and fosters academic initiatives committed to developing and advancing internationalization efforts across campus. This commitment aligns with our vision to create a more globally engaged and interconnected academic environment.

To support these initiatives, we offer various funding options annually. These funding opportunities aim to empower faculty, researchers, and academic units to implement projects that contribute to TAU's internationalization goals.



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The Lowy International Projects Program

We invite scholars and academic units to submit proposals designed to enhance the faculty/school’s international connections and global impact.

Please consider the following criteria:

  • The initiative aims to create a long-term impact on internationalization, extending beyond the designated project period.
  • We encourage projects that support platforms for the development of new international academic programs, either independently or in collaboration with a foreign university. This includes efforts to recruit international doctoral and post-doctoral students, establishment or enhancement of connections and collaboration with parallel academic units/institutions abroad—with the potential to become a strategic partner for the school.
  • Joint collaborations such as conferences, workshops, faculty exchanges, projects enrich content and international skills for Israeli students (study tours abroad, courses and programs in English, summer/winter school, etc.).
  • We welcome proposals covering a wide range of areas and/or collaborations between two or more schools.
  • The funding is not intended for existing projects but rather to support new initiatives.
  • Towards the end of the activity year, and upon submission of a progress report on the initiative, units interested in doing so may apply for continued funding.



The application is closed

קול קורא מיזמים 2023



The Lowy Visiting Lectures Program

As part of the ongoing effort to promote internationalization on campus, we issue a call for international visiting lecturers to teach concentrated courses.

The visiting professor will be entitled to compensation in the amount of $7,000, which should cover an honorarium, airfare, and accommodations. The visit should span between 2 to 4 weeks at a minimum.

This invitation should be extended to guests who have not taught a course/seminar at the university in the last three years. However, consideration may be given to courses that have already been offered within this framework in the past and proven successful or served a relatively large number of students, received positive evaluation or complemented knowledge that could not be achieved otherwise, etc.

The course must have a significant instructional volume (equivalent to 2 credits or a seminar for research students of a similar scope).


*** Please submit your proposals centrally through the dean's office rather than independently.


Application for 2024-2025 is now open.

Application deadline: May 31, 2024

Call for Applications for visiting lecturers

The Lowy Joint Courses (COIL) Program


We invite faculty members to submit requests for $3000 grants to fund collaborative international courses. The purpose of this fund is to encourage the development of joint international courses with a university abroad, utilizing online platforms and tools. The benefits of collaborative international courses include:

  • The opportunity to bring complementary knowledge to the classroom that is not available within the university.
  • Strengthening ties with international partners of the university and creating infrastructure for additional collaborations.
  • Providing exposure and gaining cross-cultural and international skills for TAU students.
  • Enhancing students' English language proficiency while expanding the university's course offerings in English


Examples of courses that received funding in previous years:

  •  A course in social work comparing German and Israeli work with refugees and asylum seekers
  •  A course on solutions to water shortage in Israel and California
  •  A graduate seminar on Jerusalem in the Bible and Archeology with four partner universities in Europe
  •  A seminar on language and trauma in German-Jewish thought with the University of Frankfurt
  •  A course on law and technology with Boston University


Application for 2024-2025 is now open.

Application deadline: May 31, 2024

קול קורא קורסים משותפים

Call for applications COIL

Faculty Led Programs

We welcome grant proposals of up to $7500 from faculty interested in organizing a brief study trip abroad. The purpose of the faculty led course Is to provide students with unique learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom setting. Submissions will be assessed considering their academic merit, feasibility, and relevance to students.


Application for 2024-2025 is now open.

Application deadline: May 31, 2024

Call for applications


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