Applications for the 2022 Seminar are closed. We hope to offer a second session in 2023, likely with expanded geographic eligibility. To get updates on future sessions of this seminar, please complete the form below.
This seminar will gather together a group of up to seven graduate students and faculty to participate in a series of six training sessions including:
- best practices for communicating their scholarly expertise for a non-academic audience;
- the current status of religion and public education in our region, and;
- how scholars of religious studies and theology can contribute to enhancing the understanding of religion in the K-12 education environment.
Seminar participants will learn from current K-12 teachers, education researchers, and other experts in the field of religion and education. Each participant will develop a public-facing product that presents their area of expertise in a manner that is accessible to K-12 educators and/or teacher educators.
2022 Program Dates:
Saturday, March 12 (10:00am – 3:00pm): In-person workshop*
Thursday, March 31 (7:00pm – 9:00pm): Online workshop
Thursday, April 21 (7:00pm – 9:00pm): Online workshop
Thursday, May 12 (7:00pm – 9:00pm): Online workshop
Saturday, May 21 (7:00pm – 9:00pm): In-person workshop*
Thursday, May 26 (10:00am – 3:00pm): Online workshop
*In-person workshops will be held in Boston at a location accessible by public transit. Details TBD.
*Participants must show proof of vaccination and wear appropriate face-coverings in accordance with current requirements and recommendations at the time of the events.
- Doctoral students, Faculty in religious studies or theology, OR Scholars working in religious studies or theology who are not full time faculty
- Located in the New England & Canadian Maritimes region (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, plus the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island).
- January 2022: Applications open
- February-May 2022: Public Scholarship Seminars
- June-July 2022: Participants collaborate with local schools/districts to support teacher learning and share their expertise
Application Deadline: Friday, February 25, 2022 – Deadline extended!
Applicants will be notified of a decision by March 2
Over the course of the seminar, participants will develop a public-facing product that presents their area of expertise in a manner that is accessible to K-12 educators and/or teacher educators. There will be multiple opportunities to receive feedback from workshop presenters, peers, and current K-12 educators.
Participants will receive a $250 stipend. Costs associated with participating in additional professional conferences as a part of this program will also be covered. Funds may be available to help cover travel costs for participants outside of the Greater Boston Area.