Collaborative for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) is launching a new fellowship program to provide advanced postdoctoral training and mentorship to researchers with an interest in applied studies in Jewish education and Jewish communal life.

The CASJE Research Fellowship, which will support two cohorts of three fellows each, is made possible by a grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation. It will be open to those with a doctorate in Jewish education, general education, social sciences and adjacent fields.

“CASJE has long been committed to increasing and diversifying the pipeline of researchers investigating Jewish educational and communal matters,” says Susan Kardos, co-chair of the advisory board. “We are excited to launch this important program to build a larger talent base for research endeavors in different types of Jewish communities and organizations nationwide.”

Over the course of two years, fellows will pursue their own research projects while also participating in a cohort learning experience.

The program will match fellows with university-based faculty mentors, as well as with Jewish educational and communal organizations, to strengthen the development of applied research positioned to respond to problems of practice and policy.

A special feature of the program is its intent to recruit select fellows whose identities and/or focus of research reflect the diversity of the Jewish communities in the United States. The application process will launch in the fall with the first cohort beginning in July 2023.

CASJE is housed at George Washington University in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Core operations are supported by grants from the Jim Joseph Foundation and Crown Family Philanthropies.

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