Components of the Essay:
1. An abstract: a succinct statement of your research question, your aims, methodology, and, if appropriate, your preliminary findings. What makes your contribution unique? (250 word maximum)
2. Project description: Discuss the nature and purpose of the project, the scope of the work, and its contribution to the field of Jewish education. Include information on the importance of the research question you are investigating, the genesis of the project, why it interests you, and what methodology or methodologies you have chosen to use in your investigation. (1000 word maximum)
3. Literature review: What previous scholarship has informed your work? How do you hope to add the research literature in this area? (1000 word maximum)
4. The appropriateness of the methodology or methodologies you have chosen to answer your research question (1000 word maximum)
5. How will your project contribute to the practice of Jewish education? How will it advance the state of the field? (500 word maximum)
6. Timeline: Starting date, benchmarks for progress and estimated completion date for the project
7. What current support, if any, do you have for this project?
8. What other avenues are you investigating for support?
9. Bibliography (works cited in your essay)
10. A current curriculum vitae