Application Deadline: August 1
To fulfill its commitment to advance research in religion, the AAR each year grants awards ranging from $500 to $5000 to support projects proposed by AAR members and selected by the AAR Research Grants Jury. These projects can be either collaborative or individual.
Collaborative grants are intended to stimulate cooperative research among scholars who have a focus on a clearly identified research project. They may also be used for interdisciplinary work with scholars outside the field of religion, especially when such work shows promise of continuing beyond the year funded. Collaborative project proposals are expected to describe plans for having the results of the research published.
Grants can provide funds for networking and communication. Funds may also be used to support small research conferences. Conference proposals will be considered only if they are designed primarily to advance research. Conferences presenting papers that report on previous research will not be considered.
Examples of recently funded projects include:
- Symposium to comment on and critique chapters for an edited book
- Developing a typology of religious board games and toys
- Research, interviews, and observations of reconciliation programs in Ireland
- Compiling material for a CD that will accompany a textbook
- Conference to discuss approaches to translating, and writing interpretive chapters for, a book
A group must apply through an AAR member designated as the Project Director. Not all participants need to hold AAR membership.
Grant awards will range from $500 to $5000.
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