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 – Sunday, June 4, 2017 and Monday, June 5, 2017 at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. 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. The seminar (and the conference) will take place at Brandeis University.

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).

Applications are due by March 15, 2017.  Questions? Contact co-chair Dr. Jeff Kress and Dr. Meredith Katz.

Note: The seminar takes place prior to the NRJE/ASSJ Conference.

Applications for participation can be found here.