2017 NRJE RESEARCH AWARD
Purpose of Award:
The NRJE Research Award was established to recognize the author of an outstanding publication, an article or chapter in an edited volume. The author must be an nontenured scholar, a junior faculty member or an administrator, practitioner, policy analyst or researcher who has received his/her doctorate within the past six years. Co-authored articles are acceptable as long as the principal researcher is the nontenured scholar. The applicant must be a current member of the NRJE. The intent is to showcase the work of a newer member of the Jewish educational research community and to introduce that community to a publication that offers a significant contribution to the understanding of a significant educational issue or question applicable to Jewish education. The awardee is expected to attend and speak at the NRJE annual conference.
Amount of Grant:
The amount of the award is $250. In addition, registration fees for the annual conference will be waived for the awardee.
1. The NRJE Research Award recognizes an outstanding article or chapter in an edited volume by an untenured scholar. The author can be a junior faculty member or an administrator, practitioner, policy analyst, or researcher, who has received his/her doctorate within the past six years. Co-authored works are acceptable as long as the untenured researcher is the primary author.
2. All nominations must be made through a formal application process. The process includes the completion of an application by the author, a curriculum vitae, and receipt of two references attesting to the excellence of the scholarship
by experts in the field. All the forms can be found below.
3. The author must be a current member of the NRJE.
4. The research can be linked to a dissertation or any other area of research as long as it contributes to the understanding of a significant educational issue or question applicable to Jewish education.
5. The Awards Committee will review each application using the following criteria:
a. Clarity of exposition
b. Familiarity with relevant literature
c. Methodological rigor
d. Potential to advance knowledge in the field.
The Committee can consult outside experts if necessary.
6. The winner of the NRJE Research Award is strongly encouraged to participate in the conference of that year, during which the award will be presented. Registration fees for the conference will be waived as part of the NRJE Research
Prize. The winner is also expected to participate in future activities of the Network.
7. The winner is also encouraged to apply for NRJE travel awards to allow him or her to participate in the annual conference. Applications should be directed to Ari Y. Kelman, Chair of the Awards Committee, by April 1, 2016. The prize recipient will be announced at the 2016 Joint Conference on Jewish Education, co-sponsored by Network for Research in Jewish Education and the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. The conference takes place on June 5-6 at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. The recipient will discuss his or her research project at the conference.
The NRJE Awards committee will review all the applications, assessing the clarity of the exposition, familiarity with relevant literature, methodological rigor, and potential to advance knowledge in the field. Their work will be guided by the quality of the application and references of experts in the field.