CASJE Invites Another Round of Proposals for Research That Will Contribute to the Practice of Jewish Education 

June 9, 2019

CASJE (Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education) released a request for proposals (RFP) to promote research that can make a difference in how Jewish education is practiced. Up to two grants up to $30,000 each will be awarded to stimulate time-concentrated research that is clearly connected to one of CASJE’s areas of focus, and that will apply 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. CASJE’s efforts in these areas are all at the nexus of research and practice. Submissions for this award should be similarly conceived.

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The deadline to submit a proposal is October 22, 2019. Awards will be made December 20, 2019. The selection committee is comprised of members of the CASJE Board. The research funded by the grant will be conducted within a continuous period of 6 months and completed within 12 months of the award.  Studies will commence in January 2020 and should be completed by December 2020.

CASJE will hold a Small Grants Bidder's Call Webinar September 10, 2019 1:00 pm EDT. RSVP to [email protected].

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Principal Investigators (PIs) and at least one of the Co-PIs (if a collaboration is proposed) applying for a research 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 is committed to sharing knowledge to improve Jewish education. Upon completion of the study, grantees will 1) produce a detailed report and a summary report; 2) present at an in-person conference/s; 3) publish a practitioner-oriented blog/article in a relevant venue or produce a data-rich infographic. Additionally, CASJE encourages awardees to make data generated by their project available to other researchers for secondary analysis. 

Please email [email protected] with any questions. 

About CASJE 

CASJE (Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education) 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. Our 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 this end, CASJE helps to develop applied research programs focused on high-priority issues facing Jewish education