In 1999, the Network for Research in Jewish Education established a fund that provides assistance for graduate students conducting original research. The amount of the award, which is capped at $3000 is intended to support research, underwrite technical and/or clerical support, or the purchase of equipment.
Applications will be evaluated according to their proposed contribution to scholarship on Jewish education. Award-winning projects have the possibility to make significant advances in knowledge or in methodology that moves the field forward. Doctoral level students should have completed a proposal hearing or its equivalent.
By April 15, 2018, please compile a portfolio that includes:
The Awards Committee will acknowledge receipt of all applications and will request further information if necessary. The Emerging Scholar Award will be announced at the 2018 meeting of the Network for Research in Jewish Education. The conference takes place on June 11-12, at The George Washington University in DC. The recipient will discuss the research project at the conference.
The Journal of Jewish Education from 1929 to 2007, totaling more than 2400 articles, is now fully searchable and available online at Stanford’s Berman Jewish Policy Archive (www.BJPA.org ).
Mazal tov to the winners of the Sylvia and Moshe Ettenberg Research Awards for 2016-17 and 2017-18 are Ziva Reimer Hassenfeld (Brandeis University) and Sharon Avni (BMCC, CUNY). You can read their abstracts here.
The Network for Jewish Education is holding a mentoring seminar on Sunday, June 4 and Monday, June 5 at Brandeis University for emerging scholars (graduate students, junior faculty members, and early-career research-oriented practitioners). The application can be found at: http://www.nrje.org/mentor
Application deadline: March 15
With generous support from the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University, the NRJE is once again holding its Emerging Scholars Mentoring Seminar prior to and in conjunction with the annual conference. As in the past, the goals of the seminar are (a) to create a supportive professional network among mentors and Emerging Scholars; and (b) for Emerging Scholars to hear the behind-the-scenes stories of how to succeed as a productive researcher in the field. We are very excited that Dr. Sharon Feiman-Nemser of Brandeis University will serve as our Scholar-in-Residence. At the seminar, Emerging Scholars will have time to speak with an individual mentor and to connect with peers and other mentors in group discussions and activities. The seminar will run from 2PM to 8pm on Sunday June 4 (the day before the start of the NRJE conference). There will also be some meeting time during the morning and afternoon of Monday June 5.
All graduate students, junior faculty members, and early-career research-oriented practitioners who are members of NRJE are invited to apply. Priority will be given to graduate students who have completed their coursework and to junior faculty within four years of degree completion. NRJE/CASJE will provide participants up to $500 to help defray travel costs (limited to airfare, accommodations, and/or ground transportation).