Individual Research Grants
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 Review Committee. These projects can be either collaborative or individual.
These grants provide support for important aspects of research such as travel to archives and libraries and field work. Grant awards range from $500 to $5000.
Funds are not provided for dissertation research, research assistance, released time, and publication expenses, nor travel to attend the AAR Annual Meeting.
Please view the Frequently Asked Questions.
Proposals must be uploaded to the AAR website by August 1. Award notification letters will be sent by the end of December. Project award funds are disbursed January 1 through June 31 of the award year. The research project expenses can be undertaken anytime within the calendar year of the award year. Awardees must submit an expense report as well as a brief report on the research supported by the AAR grant by January 31 of the following calendar year.
Grant applicants must be current members of AAR and must maintain their membership throughout the grant period.
Applicants should submit their materials through the online research grants proposal submission form. The research grants online submission system is open between May 1 and August 1.
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following materials:
Additional material will not be considered, nor will incomplete proposals be considered.
Application materials must uploaded by August 1. We do not accept hardcopies of proposals.
Criteria for Evaluation
All grant proposals (collaborative and individual) will be assessed by the AAR Research Grants Review Committee using the following criteria:
Send direct inquiries to Elizabeth Hardcastle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-712-6654.