The World Jewish Congress and Consulate General of Israel in New York invite university students at the undergraduate or graduate level to pitch their idea for a campus event, strategy or initiative that takes a new approach to support Israel, combating antisemitism and/or the delegitimization of Israel, or promoting inter-community/faith relations. Students may submit a proposal individually or as a team.
The top ten teams will move on to a second round, where they will interview with WJC professionals and create a presentation of their plan. Five teams will be chosen to pitch their proposals to a panel of entrepreneurs, CEOs, and global Jewish leaders in New York City in February 2020. The winning proposal will receive up to $10,000 to implement their idea on campus during Spring 2020.
Those who submit a proposal will be asked to summarize their idea, strategy or event for their university in three to four paragraphs.
Proposals should be focused on one or several of the following themes: Israel, Judaism, combating antisemitism or anti-Israel sentiment on campus, or promoting inter-community/faith relations.
A strong proposal will include an inter-community aspect in which a different group on campus is engaged through the implemented plan.
Applications are open until December 18, 2019.