Gandel Holocaust Studies for Australian Educators

Scholarship Program Opportunity


Scholarship applications are now open for the national and highly regarded Gandel Holocaust Studies for Australian Educators program.

Gandel Philanthropy are seeking applications from active and qualified secondary school teachers for the 2018/19 Program. This is a fully-funded graduate program and teachers of any subject or discipline can apply as long as they are teaching or intend teaching the subject of the Holocaust. Applications may also be considered from those involved in teacher-training in Australia, provided that the applicant intends to include Holocaust education in their curriculum. 

This intensive 18 day program in Israel will run from December 30, 2018 – January 16, 2019. The closing date for applications is COB Friday 22 June 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. For further information, or to apply, please go to:

About the Program

Over the past nine years more than 250 teachers from a broad range of public and private schools across Australia have received scholarships. Last year (for the third year running) over 120 applications for 35 available scholarships were received, a true testament to the strength and the quality of the program. 

Those invited for an interview must make themselves available on the following dates:

Melbourne interviews: Wednesday & Thursday July 18-19 2018
Sydney interviews:
Thursday 26 July 2018


“It has been an amazing 3 weeks. My goals and expectations have been superseded. As one of the few non-history teachers here, I am so grateful for the diversity of material given both historically but also applicable to English and Religious Studies. I feel so privileged to have met so many amazing educators, Yad Vashem staff, lecturers and Israelis! I feel like this is a place that I will visit again and certainly encourage other teachers to apply for this program. This was an experience of a lifetime – from the bottom of my heart, Thank you! I will carry this with me forever.” 

Sarah Porchak, Queensland

“Overall this experience is the most powerful professional learning I’ve engaged in. The sequence of speakers, caliber of lectures, and organization was OUTSTANDING. Congratulations and thank you.”

Lynette Burt, Tasmania

“Words do not do my experience justice. The quality of the learning in this course, from the experts scheduled, has been a seminal experience in my life. I have learnt so much. I have so many sources to follow up. I will not let Yad Vashem down. I promise to deliver the teachings to my students and continue to talk to whoever will listen (and also to those who won’t). Have I said today how much I loved this?”

Kerryn Langman, Queensland