For Faculty in Theology and Religious Studies
$25,000 For a body of published work that reflects scholarly excellence and a lasting contribution to racial, ethnic or religious relations anywhere in the world. Deadline April.
Best First Book, History of Religions
$1,000 First book by nominee; published in year of award; on historical or comparative methodological questions in religion. Nomination through publishing press. Deadline Febr. 1
Book Awards for Excellence, Study of Religion
$1,000 Four categories: Historical; Constructive-Reflective; Analytical-Descriptive; Textual Study. Copyright in previous 3 years. Deadline March.
Fichter Research Grant
Association Sociology of Religion. For research on women and religion, incl. gender issues and feminist perspectives. May 1
William T. Grant Scholars
$350,000 over 5 yrs for research on settings for youth ages 8-25 in the US. All disciplines; researcher within 7 yrs of receiving terminal degree. For study contributing to a body of relevant and useful empirical evidence. July 1
Grawemeyer Award in Religion
$200,000 to honor ideas presented or published within the last 8 years, with insights into the relationship between human beings and the divine, and the ways it may empower humans to attain wholeness, integrity or meaning. Deadline early December.
Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize
$50,000 To individual or organization enhancing the role of religious dialogue in pursuit of peace; single contribution or lifetime. Deadline July 1.
Individual/Collab. Research Grants, AAR
American Academy of Religion. $500-5,000 for individual research grants, AAR members. Also for collaborative research projects. Deadline Aug. 1
John Carter Brown Library Fellowships
Short-term = $2,000 per month for 2-4 mo, all aspects of colonial history of the Americas.
Long-term = $4,000 per month for 5-10 months. Deadline January 1
Lilly Theological Research Grants
Supporting research, particularly for junior and non-tenured level faculty. Deadline January 1
Faculty Fellowships -- $30,000 during research leave of at least one semester.
Theological Scholar Grants -- $12,000 for research apart from formal research leave.
Research Expense Grants -- up to $5,000 for direct research expenses.
Christian Life Grants -- to $40,000; 9 wks-9mo. Research on contemporary life. Deadline Nov
Pastoral Leadership Grants -- to $40,000. Rsrch on contemp. ministry. Deadline March
Religious Institutions Grants -- to $40,000, 9 wks-9mo. Rsrch on contemp. institutions. Deadline Dec 1
Summer Stipends -- $9,000. Deadline Oct.
First Book Grant for Minority Scholars -- to $40,000. Deadline Feb.
Dissertation Fellowships -- $18,000. Diss. on American religion; final writing year. Deadline January.
Marty Award for Public Understanding of
For work, based on scholarship, that speaks broadly to the public. Deadline January.
Massachusetts Historical Society
$1,500 for short-term (20 days) research in Society collections. Deadline March 1
$40,000 for long-term (6-12 months, may be divided time periods). January 1
$5,000 for 8 wks research at regional consortium institutions. February 1
$4,000 for 8 wks, research related to Civil War. Deadline February 1
Luce Fellows in Theology
One year, research. Emphasizing interdisciplinary scholarship and education, and addressing wider society. Deadline November.
National Humanities Center
Academic-year residential fellowships. All areas of humanities studies, including specific fellowships restricted for art history, theology, Asian studies, and environmental studies. Oct 15
Academic-year or 5-month fellowships; humanities/social sciences, senior scholars and prominent researchers. Deadline March 1.
$10,000-30,000, one yr. For significant original research in archaeology, art history, classical studies, history, comparative religions, or related subjects, within the sphere of the Mediterranean world from late Hellenistic to end of Roman Empire. Special interest: interdisciplinary, new perspectives. Nov. 15
Grants for projects in religion and theology to improve practical application of teaching methods and learning. Grants up to $70,000; small project grants to $2,500. Study (sabbatical) Leave grants also. Deadlines Jan. 1, May 1, Sept. 1.
AAR Award, Excellence in Teaching
American Academy of Religion. For outstanding performance in the classroom, development of effective teaching methods or materials. 3+ years' experience. Nomination deadline January.
AAR Award, Religion and the Arts
American Academy of Religion. To artist, performer, critic, or scholar who has made recent significant contribution to understanding of relations among the arts and religions, both for scholars and for the broader public. Deadline March