March 2022 Events and Opportunities

Below, find upcoming events and open calls for papers, grants, fellowships, and more. 

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Calls for Papers 

  • American Baptist Quarterly invites articles exploring both roots and effects of contemporary 21st century reformations. (Deadline: March 1, 2022)

Fellowships, Grants, and Further Scholarship 

  • NEH Summer Institute: Mormonism and Mexico - Claremont Graduate University invites scholars and educators to examine the history of Mormonism and Mexico as a case study to explore the impact of borders and migration on religious change in the modern world. (Deadline: March 1, 2022)
  • Islamic Scholarship Fund 2022 Scholarships - Since 2009 ISF has funded American Muslim scholars studying and working in fields with the greatest impact on public opinion and policy. Our scholarships range from $3,000-$10,000. Our goal: to improve negative portrayals of Muslims in the news, increase the number of Muslim policymakers, and invest in the creation of positive and engaging stories about American Muslims. (Deadline: March 21, 2022)
  • ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships - Leading Edge Fellowships place recent humanities PhDs with nonprofit organizations committed to promoting social justice in their communities. Fellows take on substantive roles that draw on the skills and capacities honed in the course of earning the humanities PhD, including advanced communication, research, project management, and creative problem solving. This initiative is made possible through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. (Deadline: March 28, 2022)
  • Civitas Dei Fellowship, 2022: The City of God in Modernity: Culture and Ecclesiology - The Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship is a project sponsored by the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America and by the Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies that offers competitive fellowships for graduate students (and a few talented, upper-level undergraduates), drawing from across fields in the sciences, humanities, and from law. Accepted fellowship recipients attend a one-week program in Washington, D.C. that offers courses and seminars given by distinguished scholars focusing on some aspect of Catholic thought in relation to culture and public life. (Deadline: March 31, 2022)
  • Research Area Mapping Platform (Research AMP) Grants - With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Social Science Research Council invites letters of interest from research teams for yearlong partnerships to create public-facing web platforms to foster innovative, interdisciplinary public scholarship on a research question, topic, or theme of their choice. (Deadline: March 31, 2022)
  • SSRC Religion, Spirituality, and Democratic Renewal (RSDR) Fellowship invites proposals for research at the intersection of religion, spirituality, and democracy in the United States. The 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. (Deadline: April 14, 2022)
  • Membership in the Fellowship for Protestant Ethics - The Fellowship for Protestant Ethics is a diverse community of early-career scholars who are critically appreciative of the Protestant tradition(s) of ethical reflection and radically committed to the church's social witness. To be eligible for membership, applicants must be between qualifying examinations (having finished comprehensive/qualifying exams by the time of the meeting) and tenure, and be willing to participate in the annual symposium (when meeting together is possible). (Deadline: May 1, 2022)
  • Historical Society of the Episcopal Church Grants - HSEC invites applications for regular grants and The Robert W. Prichard Prize, which recognizes the best Ph.D., Th.D., or D.Phil. dissertation that considers the history of the Episcopal Church as well as the Anglican church in the worldwide Anglican Communion. Recipients are expected to make an appropriate submission to the Society’s journal, Anglican and Episcopal History. (Deadline: May 1)
  • AAR Regional Development Grants - Regional Development Grants provide funds for special projects within the regions that promise to benefit the scholarly and professional life of AAR members and do the work of the AAR in the regions. (Deadline: July 1, 2022)


  • The AAR Journalism Awards honor the best in-depth reporting on religion in two categories: newswriting and multimedia journalism. (Deadline: March 18, 2022)


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