Grants & Fellowships
Social Science Research Council
The Religion, Spirituality, and Democratic Renewal (RSDR) Fellowship of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) aims to bring knowledge of the place of religion and spirituality into scholarly and public conversations about renewing democracy in the United States. These fellowships offer research support over a period of up to 12 months to doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy and to postdoctoral researchers within five years of their PhD. We welcome proposals on all aspects and dimensions of religion and spirituality in its relation to democracy from across all fields in the social sciences, humanities, and theology. Applications are due March 16, 2020. For more information on the fellowship, eligibility, and the application process, visit the Program’s website. Click here for the RFP.
The Louisville Institute
The Louisville Institute offers four grant programs supporting religious and theological scholarship among pastors, academics, and researchers for the broader church. The Project Grant for Researchers (PGR) program awards grants up to $25,000 to support a diverse range of projects that may involve independent study, consultations, or collaborative research between pastors and academics. Application Deadline: October 1
The Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame
The Center for the Study of Religion and Society in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI), directed by Christian Smith and funded by the Templeton Religion Trust of Nassau, Bahamas. The GRRI will fund over 150 research proposals by distributing $3.1 million to scholars of global religion over the next three years.