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Collaborative International Research Grants
Application Deadline: October 1
The American Academy of Religion, a member of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), is pleased to announce the Collaborative International Research Grants competition. 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. Applications for awards ranging from $500 to $5000 will be reviewed by the AAR’s International Connections Committee (ICC).
The ICC encourages creative projects grounded in international research relationships that bring together scholars from disparate backgrounds and methodological approaches to advance our critical research and understanding of religious traditions, practices, and issues. 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.
Acceptance of this grant requires that one or more of the participants share the findings of the research collaboration publicly in at least two different ways. These might include reporting the results of the collaboration in a publication, a blog, or a web page, or in a presentation at the AAR Annual meeting or at another conference sponsored by an IAHR member association.
In addition to these public reports, which may be in any language, an abstract of 150 words summarizing the results and findings of the research project should be submitted in either English or French, the official languages of the IAHR. This abstract should be submitted along with an AAR Grants Close-Out Report summarizing the research activities undertaken, publications produced, and public presentations or other disseminations executed or planned.
2016–2017 CIRG Application Cycle: May 1, 2016 to October 1, 2016 (11:59 pm EDT)
Applications must be submitted via the AAR’s online Collaborative International Research Grants proposal submission portal.
Applications must be uploaded by 11:59 pm EDT on October 1, 2016.
Applications will be accepted in English or in French and should include the following:
We will only consider applications submitted through the AAR’s online system; hard copies will not be accepted. While we would appreciate any evidence in support of the proposed collaboration (e.g., a letter of invitation from a research center or library that will provide resources or facilities for one or more of the concerned scholars) additional supplementary documents cannot be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Criteria for Evaluation
Applications will be evaluated by a jury comprised of members of the AAR’s International Connections Committee and will be judged on:
The ICC is happy to respond to questions about the grant process and specific projects and applications. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Amy L. Allocco, ICC Chair and Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Elon University, USA (email@example.com).