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Funding for Individual Research (with Residential Requirements)

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies – Abdul Aziz Al-Mutawa and Muhammed Bin-Ladin Visiting Fellowships

Amount:

  • 5,000 GBP (8,350 CAD)
  • Shared office accommodation
  • Membership of the Common Room

Deadline: January 19, 2018

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
research relevant to the study of Islam or the Muslim world

Eligibility:

  • Applicants will normally be mid-career or senior academics.
  • An academic affiliation is not a necessary requirement.

Details:

  • Fellowships are offered to support research in any area of the arts, humanities, or the social sciences that has relevance to the study of Islam or the Muslim world (particularly anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, and sociology).
  • The grant is intended as a supplementary award and may be held in conjunction with other research grants, stipends, or sabbatical salaries.
  • Fellowships are tenable for an academic year, though shorter periods will be considered.

Link:

http://www.oxcis.ac.uk/vf17-18.html

http://www.oxcis.ac.uk/flyers/Visiting%20Fellowships%20Poster%202018-19.pdf

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies – Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi Visiting Research Fellowships

Amount:

  • 4,000 GBP (6,680 CAD)
  • Shared office accommodation
  • Membership of the Common Room

Deadline: January 19, 2018

Requirements:

Citizenship: citizens of countries in Asia or Africa
General:
Preference will be given to those studying classical Islamic sciences.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants will normally be mid-career or senior academics.
  • Applicants must be citizens of countries in Asia or Africa.
  • An academic affiliation is not a necessary requirement.

Details:

  • These Visiting Research Fellowships, open to citizens of countries in Asia or Africa, are intended to encourage interaction among academics from different traditions of learning. Preference will be given to those studying classical Islamic sciences, although other areas in the humanities and social sciences will be considered.
  • The grant is intended as a supplementary award and may be held in conjunction with other research grants, stipends, or sabbatical salaries.
  • Fellowships will be tenable from 9 October 2018 for a minimum period of three months.

Link:

http://www.oxcis.ac.uk/ibit-vrf.html

http://www.oxcis.ac.uk/flyers/Visiting%20Fellowships%20Poster%202018-19.pdf

American Academy of Religion – Individual Research Grants

Amount:

  • 500 to 5,000 USD

Deadline: May 1 to August 1, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
must be current AAR members for at least 3 years

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be current AAR members who have been in good standing for at least the previous 3 years.
  • Applicants must have completed the doctorate.
  • Grant recipients must maintain their AAR membership throughout the grant period.

Details:

  • In order to advance research in religion, these grants provide support for important aspects of research such as travel to archives and libraries and field work.
  • These projects can be either collaborative or individual.

Link:

https://www.aarweb.org/node/141

Funding for Individual Research (without Residential Requirements)

American Council of Learned Societies – The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations

Amount:

  • Up to 80,000 USD (for 12 months)

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
no restrictions as to the language of the final product prepared for publication

Eligibility:

  • Individual applicants and leaders of collaborative teams must have PhD degrees conferred by an accredited university or equivalent experiences.
  • The application must be written in English by the applicant.
  • There are no restrictions as to residence or citizenship of applicants, or as to location of work.

Details:

  • These grants support a broad range of endeavor, from the creation of critical editions (with full scholarly apparatus), to translation of canonical texts into modern vernaculars, to the translation of scholarly works on Buddhism from one modern language into another.
  • Collaborative projects will receive priority. Ideally, they will involve scholars who are native speakers of the relevant source and target languages, and/or scholars experienced in research and study in those languages. 
  • There are no restrictions as to the language of the final product prepared for publication.

Link:

http://www.acls.org/programs/buddhist-studies/#crit

American Council of Learned Societies – The Robert H. N. Ho Family Program in Buddhist Studies – Research Fellowships

Amount:

  • Up to 70,000 USD (which consists of a 9 month salary stipend not exceeding 125% of the Fellow’s current annual academic salary)

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
must identify a significant scholarly product

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree. The PhD degree must be completed by November 15, 2017 (including defense and revisions) and be conferred by May 31, 2018.
  • A scholarly product must be proposed that may be written in any language. 
  • There are no restrictions as to residence or citizenship, or as to location of research.

Details:

  • These fellowships provide scholars time free from teaching and other responsibilities to devote full-time to research and writing on the project proposed.
  • The fellowship period may last up to nine months, during which time no teaching, commissioned research on other topics, or administrative duties are allowed. The fellowship may be separated into two periods, each of which must be a minimum of three months.
  • Applicants must identify a significant scholarly product (monograph, series of journal articles, etc.) that will result from the fellowship.

Link:

http://www.acls.org/programs/buddhist-studies/#research

Wabash Centre for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion – Project Grant

Amount:

  • Up to 30,000 USD

Deadline: February 15, annually

Requirements:

Citizenship: North America-based scholars
General:
The project director will ordinarily be a full-time faculty member in religion or theology.

Eligibility:

  • The Wabash centre gives grants to accredited universities, colleges, or seminaries in the US and Canada.
  • The project director will ordinarily be a full-time faculty member in religion or theology.
  • In colleges or universities without a department of religion or theology, we will consider, on a case-by-case basis, project directors from other departments whose primary teaching responsibility is in the area of religion.

Details:

  • The Wabash Center understands its grant projects as learning processes. In building a grant project, the project director should think of the presenting pedagogical issue as that which needs exploration and interrogation, and the activities of the grant project as the means by which this exploration is done.
  • The design should have an appropriate scaffold to facilitate learning and critical reflection, with moments of assessment built into the design so changes can be made, if necessary. It should also have a time of evaluative reflection at the end to assess what was learned during the course of the project.

Link:

https://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/wabash-grants/project-grants/

Wabash Centre for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion – Small Project Grant

Amount:

  • Up to 5,000 USD

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at anytime

Requirements:

Citizenship: North America-based scholars
General:
The project director will ordinarily be a full-time faculty member in religion or theology.

Eligibility:

  • The Wabash centre gives grants to accredited universities, colleges, or seminaries in the US and Canada.
  • The project director will ordinarily be a full-time faculty member in religion or theology.
  • In colleges or universities without a department of religion or theology, we will consider, on a case-by-case basis, project directors from other departments whose primary teaching responsibility is in the area of religion.

Details:

  • The Wabash Center provides funds for activities that enhance teaching and learning in the fields of religious and theological studies as taught in colleges, universities, and theological schools. The funded projects focus on at least one of three areas: (1) improving teaching and learning practices; (2) encouraging research and study of pedagogical issues; (3) nurturing supportive teaching environments.

Link:

https://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/wabash-grants/small-project-grants/

Funding for Collaborative Research

American Council of Learned Societies – The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations

Amount:

  • Up to 80,000 USD (for 12 months)

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
no restrictions as to the language of the final product prepared for publication

Eligibility:

  • Individual applicants and leaders of collaborative teams must have PhD degrees conferred by an accredited university or equivalent experiences.
  • The application must be written in English by the applicant.
  • There are no restrictions as to residence or citizenship of applicants, or as to location of work.

Details:

  • These grants support a broad range of endeavor, from the creation of critical editions (with full scholarly apparatus), to translation of canonical texts into modern vernaculars, to the translation of scholarly works on Buddhism from one modern language into another.
  • Collaborative projects will receive priority. Ideally, they will involve scholars who are native speakers of the relevant source and target languages, and/or scholars experienced in research and study in those languages. 
  • There are no restrictions as to the language of the final product prepared for publication.

Link:

http://www.acls.org/programs/buddhist-studies/#crit

 

American Academy of Religion – Collaborative Research Grants

Amount:

  • 500 to 5,000 USD

Deadline: May 1 to August 1, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
Project Director must be a current AAR member for at least the previous 3 years.

Eligibility:

  • A group must apply through an AAR member designated as the Project Director. Not all project participants need to hold AAR membership.
  • All Project Directors must be current AAR members and must maintain their AAR membership throughout the grant period.
  • Project Director must be a current AAR member who has been in good standing for at least the previous 3 years.
  • Applicants must have completed the doctorate.

Details:

  • 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.

Link:

https://www.aarweb.org/node/142

American Academy of Religion – Collaborative Research Grants

Amount:

  • 500 to 5,000 USD

Deadline: May 1 to October 1, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
Project Director must be a current AAR member for at least the previous 3 years.

Eligibility:

  • Grants may fund the research activities of two or more collaborators, at least one of whom must hold the doctoral degree.
  • No individual can apply as part of more than one collaborative team.
  • A minimum of 1 scholar on the research team must be a current member in good standing of the AAR and have been so for the preceding 2 years.
  • Grant recipients must maintain AAR membership throughout the grant period.

Details:

  • This initiative is intended to support generative research collaborations between and among scholars located in different geographical regions who wish to pursue focused, joint projects in any area of the study of religion.
  • These awards may be used for a variety of project expenses, including to enhance communication and to enable travel.
  • Junior as well as more established scholars are encouraged to apply, as are independent scholars.

Link:

https://www.aarweb.org/programs-services/collaborative-international-research-grants

Funding for Workshops/Conferences

American Academy of Religion – Collaborative Research Grants

Amount:

  • 500 to 5,000 USD

Deadline: May 1 to August 1, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
Project Director must be a current AAR member for at least the previous 3 years.

Eligibility:

  • A group must apply through an AAR member designated as the Project Director. Not all project participants need to hold AAR membership.
  • All Project Directors must be current AAR members and must maintain their AAR membership throughout the grant period.
  • Project Director must be a current AAR member who has been in good standing for at least the previous 3 years.
  • Applicants must have completed the doctorate.

Details:

  • 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.

Link:

https://www.aarweb.org/node/142