A global accelerator funding the fight against antisemitism
Are you a social entrepreneur with a game-changing idea that addresses rising religious hatred?
Apply now for the can’t-miss chance to join the 2023 CAM Interfaith Innovation Lab cohort and receive a portion of a $50,000 seed funding pool. If selected, CAM will follow up to offer unique training, mentorship, and networking opportunities, all with the objective of transforming your proposed concept into a viable project that tackles surging antisemitism and additional manifestations of bigotry.
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 30, 2023
FUNDING THE FIGHT AGAINST ANTISEMITISM
The 2023 Innovation Lab is dedicated to supporting groundbreaking projects fostering interfaith relations and promoting mutual understanding. In an increasingly interconnected world, it is crucial to highlight the value of religious and cultural diversity and nurture harmonious coexistence between peoples of all backgrounds.
We invite students, activists, community leaders, organization representatives, and other motivated individuals to share your ideas with us on how to counter antisemitism and other forms of religious prejudice with fresh approaches. Your initiative’s potential is limitless, you can educate mass audiences, promote person-to-person dialogue, foster interfaith and intercultural ties, create a unique campus or high school program, devise cities-oriented steps for municipal authorities to take, or engage previously unreached demographics.
Since its inception in 2019,
the CAM Innovation Lab has supported a total of 45 change-makers from three cohorts,
launched 35 initiatives, and reached 500,000 people across the globe.
READY TO GO?
STEP 1 — Think of how you can support the fight against religious hatred, whether you have a new idea or an existing project that needs funding.
STEP 2 — Read our program overview, entry guidelines & frequently asked questions, below.
STEP 3 — Create your proposal and submit an application by October 30, 2023.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM & HOW TO APPLY
All applications will be reviewed by CAM, those that meet the basic parameters, will be coached on how to sharpen their proposal, and develop their two-minute pitch, which will be presented to a panel of CAM Senior Advisors and experts on antisemitism and interfaith relations. The panel will make recommendations to staff, funding will be decided, and applicants will be informed as to their acceptance into the cohort.
The chosen projects will be selected and on-boarded by November 15, 2023, connected with CAM’s global coalition, receive an allocation from a $50,000 seed funding pool, and participate in the six-month lab, which runs until May 13, 2024.
Entries may be submitted by an individual, team, or organization (team-based is encouraged). The application deadline is October 30, 2023. At most, 20 projects will be accepted into the The 2023 Combat Antisemitism Interfaith Innovation Lab. Proposals need to be in English in PDF form.
See Entry Guidelines below for more details.
With antisemitism and other forms of religious hatred spiking, new solutions need to be identified and supported.
The Combat Antisemitism Innovation Lab is an opportunity for people of all faiths, from across the world, ages 13 and older, to share and develop their vision for fighting antisemitism and other forms of religious hatred. Submissions must be written in English and submitted in PDF format.
Entries must be submitted by October 30th, 2023.
Entries should be original work. If you’re quoting existing sources, or your video uses existing clips, it must be cited in your work. Entries will be disqualified for plagiarism.
Entries may be submitted by a team and are required to have one team leader who will serve as the point of contact for the lab. The team leader will receive any funding awarded and be solely responsible for distributing funds to their team. This is non-negotiable.
You are welcome to submit more than one entry.
As the benefactor of the funding, the Combat Antisemitism Movement and the program’s strategic partners have the right to reproduce and distribute entries as it sees fit. This includes, but is not limited to, reprinting essays in publications; screening videos online; and converting artwork into products. By submitting your entry, you agree to these terms. You may reproduce your work as you wish.
STRONG ENTRIES WILL ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS
- What specific aspect of antisemitism does your project address?
- How does your project tackle the issue in an innovative way?
- What outcomes will your product create?
- How will you measure success in the first 3-6 months?
- Who is on your leadership team and what are each member’s relevant skills?
- What is your launch budget (up to $50,000)?
- How do you plan to develop exponential growth beyond the six-month lab?
- Entrants should outline a practical solution for engaging collaboration and fostering positive impact among different religions and communities to address antisemitism at the local, national, or international levels.
- Entrants should recruit founding partners who possess the necessary skills, motivation, and chemistry to help turn the proposal into a reality.
- Recruit founding partners – with the matching skills, motivation, and chemistry – who can help turn your proposal into a reality.
- Watch videos of the program’s 2019 and 2020 participants to learn about past ideas and see how ordinary people can change the world in real and measurable ways.