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6th Annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies (2024)

6th Annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies (2024)


Please Note: This event is not open to the public. A recording of the conference will only be made available to the panelists who participated.

About the Conference

The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is pleased to host its 6th annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies on Monday, June 17th. This is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to present and discuss their research on modern Israel. The 2024 virtual conference is open to students from any campus in the United States and abroad. Students selected to showcase their work at the conference will be invited to give an 8 to 10-minute presentation of their work and participate in a moderated Q&A with their peers. 

Submission Process

To be eligible to participate, students must submit work completed for or during a Bachelor’s-level program. MA and PhD research will not be eligible.

Applicants should submit abstracts of approximately 100-250 words that outline the premise, research methods, and thesis of their paper no later than May 31st. Applicants will be notified if they have been accepted to the conference by June 4th.

Accepted applicants should submit their final papers by June 10th. Papers should deal with the modern period, ranging from late Ottoman Palestine to the State of Israel today. Papers should be 2,000 to 3,000 words in length (double-spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font, one-inch margins), written in English, include a bibliography, and be properly cited in the style that is most suitable to the applicant's academic field. Applicants who have written longer texts like dissertations or theses may select a chapter or portion of their work within the previously stated page range for consideration.

Accepted applicants should submit their final paper and confirm that they will be able to participate in the presentation and Q&A portion of the conference no later than June 10th, barring unforeseen circumstances.


The presenter with the best paper will receive $500 and the runner-up will receive $250. Top presenters will be chosen based on their papers' originality, depth of research and analysis, and quality of writing. The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center will present these awards on the day of the conference following the conclusion of the day's panels.

Due Dates

Abstract Submissions Are Closed

Final Paper Submissions Are Open

If your abstract has been accepted, click the button below to submit your final paper by June 10th @ 11:59 PM, Pacific Time




If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center Academic and Research Programs Coordinator, Avery Weinman:

Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

17 Jun 24
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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