2019 Annual Meeting, Nov 23-26

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be in San Diego, CA, November 23-26. Register Now!

2019 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Deadline: October 1, 2019

2018-2019 Individual Research Grants Awarded

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Individual Research Grant Winners

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. The research projects can be either collaborative or individual. These grants provide support for important aspects of research, such as travel to archives, libraries, and field work.

2018-2019 Winners

Evan Berry, American University
Petro-Religion: Fossil Fuel Extraction and Contemporary Religious Life

Katherine Dugan, Springfield College
Catholic Family Planning and American Catholic Identity

April Hughes, Boston University
Proscribing Practice: Local Rituals and Buddhist Practice in Medieval Dunhuang

Blateiskhem L.Nongbri, John Roberts Theological Seminary
Interface of Colonialism and Tribal Religion in the Indian Context: A Postcolonial Reflection

Alexander Rocklin, College of Idaho
Becoming Hindu: The Imposture of Religion and the Power of India in the Afro-Atlantic World

Jessica Starling, Lewis & Clark College
Leprosy, Social Work, and Ethical Praxis in Contemporary Japanese Buddhism


Visit the Individual Research Grants page to see a full listing of grant requirements and winners from previous years.