Our Application Period is Now Closed!
All applications submitted for our 2023 cohort are under review by our selection committee.
A global accelerator
funding the fight against
Are you a social entrepreneur with a game changing idea that addresses the challenge of rising antisemitism?
Apply now for the can’t-miss opportunity to join the Combat Antisemitism Innovation Lab 2023 cohort and receive a portion of a $50,000 seed funding pool.
P R O G R A M S P O N S O R E D B Y
ANTISEMITISM IS UNDENIABLY SURGING WORLDWIDE.
In 2021 alone, the CAM Information Hub tracked a total of 2,214 antisemitic incidents reported in the media, manifested in disturbing trends such as Covid-19 pandemic-related conspiracy theories, Holocaust denial, and Jew-hatred disguised as anti-Zionism. These online and in-real-life attacks must be addressed with fresh approaches.
We invite students, activists, community leaders, organization representatives, and other motivated individuals to share their ideas with us on how to counter contemporary bigotry against the Jewish people. Your initiative’s potential is limitless, you can educate mass audiences, promote person-to-person dialogue, foster interfaith and intercultural ties, create a unique educational program, or engage previously unreached communities.
READY TO GO?
STEP 1 — Think of how you can support the fight against antisemitism, 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 November 15, 2022.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM & HOW TO APPLY
If selected, you will participate in a comprehensive six-month leadership development program featuring one-of-a-kind mentorship from senior advisors and staff, access to workshops and training, and engaging digital and in-person networking, all with the objective of transforming your proposed concept into a viable project that tackles antisemitism. Since its founding in 2019, The Combat Antisemitism Innovation Lab has supported 30 change-makers, launched 15 initiatives, and reached 500,000 people.
The chosen projects will be selected by December 15, 2022, connected with CAM’s global coalition, receive an allocation from a $50,000 seed funding pool, and participate in the six-month lab from January 1, 2023, until June 30, 2023.
All applications will be reviewed by the Innovation Lab Awards Committee (ILAC), which is comprised of antisemitism experts from strategic partners. Those that meet the basic parameters will be coached on how to sharpen their proposal, develop their pitch, and present it to ILAC. The committee will review the materials and help select the cohort.
Entries may be submitted by an individual, team, or organization (team-based is encouraged). The application deadline is November 15, 2022. At most, 20 projects will be accepted into the 2023 CAM Innovation Lab.
See Entry Guidelines below for more details.
With online antisemitism 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 online antisemitism. Submissions must be written in English and submitted in PDF format.
Entries must be submitted by November 15th, 2022.
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?
- Focus on combating antisemitism – at either the local, national, or international level – and outline a practical solution. Do not aim to eradicate all forms of contemporary antisemitism across the world.
- 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.