The Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) Research Team is pleased to announce research awards of $7,500 to support innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship based on the IDEALS data.  IDEALS is a national, longitudinal research project that seeks to understand undergraduate encounters with religious and worldview diversity.  Designed in partnership with Matthew Mayhew (The Ohio State University), Alyssa Rockenbach (North Carolina State University), and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), IDEALS focuses on students’ perceptions of and engagement with worldview diversity and how collegiate experiences shape students’ pluralism orientation and attitudes toward others.

Awardees will have access to a longitudinal dataset that reflects undergraduate experiences measured at the beginning of the first year of college and one year thereafter. These awards are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Faculty, scholars, and graduate students with an interest in examining first-year students’ religious and worldview diversity experiences in relation to a variety of behavioral and attitudinal outcomes are invited to submit proposals. We encourage creative, interdisciplinary research partnerships that will illuminate groundbreaking findings to shape research, theory, and practice.

The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, August 1st, 2017. Visit for more information and to download the request for proposals.

Please contact Alyssa Rockenbach at with any questions or for additional information.