The Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) is an evolving community of researchers, practitioners, and philanthropic leaders dedicated to improving the quality of knowledge that can be used to guide the work of Jewish education. The organization's aim is to stimulate and support the work of researchers, practitioners, and funders who believe that evidence should drive decision-making in Jewish education. To that end, CASJE helps to develop applied research programs focused on high-priority issues facing Jewish education.
To help advance its mission, CASJE has issued a Request for Proposals for research that can make a difference in how Jewish education is practiced. Three grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to stimulate time-concentrated research that is clearly connected to one of CASJE’s areas of focus and applies to the practice of Jewish education. Areas of inquiry currently supported by CASJE include Jewish educational leadership, Jewish early childhood education, Hebrew language education, Israel education, and the career trajectories of Jewish educators.
To be eligible, principal investigators and at least one of the co-PIs (if a collaboration is proposed) applying for a grant must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field. Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally; however, all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. dollars.
CASJE will host an informational webinar on August 15 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT).
For a complete program description, eligibility criteria and stipulations, and submission instructions, see the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education website.