Doctoral Fellows Program

The doctoral fellows program provides intellectual and professional support to a small group of current doctoral students in North America and Israel-based universities whose research is, in one form or another, related to Jewish education.

Program Goals

The fellows are led by Dr. Ilana Horwitz, Assistant Professor and Fields-Rayant Chair of Contemporary Jewish Life at Tulane University. Please direct any questions to Dr. Horwitz:

The past and present doctoral fellows cohorts are listed below.

Application Information

Applications are now open for the third cohort of doctoral fellows. To apply, complete this form, where you will be asked to upload your CV, by 5 p.m. EST on August 15, 2022.

The Doctoral Fellows Program will run from September 2022August 2023. Participants will need to commit to meeting with the group over Zoom every two weeks to workshop ideas, writings, and/or presentations. Participants will also need to commit to spending 1-2 hours every two weeks reading and commenting on other fellows’ work to provide feedback. We will determine dates based on fellows’ schedules. Fellows also will be expected to come together for an in-person workshop in June 2023 (travel costs will be paid for by the MCSJE).

We welcome applications from across disciplines and universities whose research is related to Jewish education (broadly defined). Priority will be given to students who have already collected their data. Because fellows will be workshopping their writing and ideas together, we will be selecting fellows primarily based on the topics they study and the types of methodologies they use.