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DUE: January 29, 2018 The Sylvia and Moshe Ettenberg Research Grant in Jewish Education

The Network for Research in Jewish Education announces the opening of its annual grant competition for the Sylvia and Moshe Ettenberg Research Grant in Jewish Education. The grant provides the awardee(s) up to $20,000 of support for innovative and significant research and a significant contribution to the research literature in the field. The award may be used towards salary for the researcher, honoraria for outside scholars to advise on the project, for securing course release, or for project-related expenses. It may not be applied to institutional indirect costs. Applications for preliminary, intermediate, and final stages of a research project will be considered. The award is for one year only, and only current members of the NRJE can apply. One large grant will be awarded or several smaller grants, if the committee believes the applications warrant it. This grant is for the 2019-2020 academic year.
For further information on the award and how to apply, please see the application. Complete applications are due by January 29, 2018.



Winners of the Sylvia and Moshe Ettenberg Research Awards

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.

Great Opportunity for Emerging Scholars

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:

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).

Questions? Contact co-chair Dr. Jeff Kress and Dr. Meredith Katz.