ASR News
Category: Research Grants and Awards

Boston University School of Theology Announces Assistant Professor Position

August 4, 2017

Please view the  Religion and Society Description.


Grant Opportunity from IDEALS

May 3, 2017

The Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) Research Team is pleased to announce research awards of $7,500 to support innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship based on the IDEALS data.  IDEALS is a national, longitudinal research project that seeks to understand undergraduate encounters with religious and worldview diversity.  Designed in partnership with Matthew Mayhew (The Ohio […]


News and Announcements March 2017

March 17, 2017

Rachel Kraus, Executive Officer The theme for this year’s annual meeting is “Religion and Division:  Causes, Consequences and Counters.” The meeting will be held August 13-14, 2017 at the InterContinental Montreal Hotel, located within minutes from the ASA conference hotel.  Our President, Michael Emerson, and Program Chair, Di Di, have promised to make this year’s […]


American Academy of Religion Call for Papers

January 27, 2017


Tenure-track faculty position in Muslims in America

September 8, 2016

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities and the Religious Studies Program invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the study of Muslims/Islam in America to begin fall semester 2017 (08/28/2017).  We seek intellectually ambitious candidates with interdisciplinary aptitude, poised to become leaders in […]


International Panel on Social Progress

September 6, 2016

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP:  This project exists to ‘harness the competence of hundreds of experts about social issues’ and to ‘deliver a report addressed to all social actors, movements, organizations, politicians and decision-makers, in order to provide them with the best expertise […]


The Global Religion Research Initiative of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society

August 25, 2016

The Center for the Study of Religion and Society in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI), directed by Christian Smith and funded by the Templeton Religion Trust of Nassau, Bahamas.  The GRRI will fund over 150 research proposals by distributing $3.1 million to […]


The Louisville Institute Announces its Grant Programs, includings its Dissertation Fellowships and Project Grants for Researchers

The Louisville Institute offers four grant programs supporting religious and theological scholarship among pastors, academics, and researchers for the broader church. The Project Grant for Researchers (PGR) program awards grants up to $25,000 to support a diverse range of projects that may involve independent study, consultations, or collaborative research between pastors and academics. Application Deadline: October 1


RRA’s Jacquet Awards for Research in the Study of Religion

March 22, 2016

The Religious Research Association announces its annual competition for the Constant R. Jacquet Research Award to support research in religion. Applied, client-centered projects are given priority, but basic social scientific research on any aspect of religion is also regularly funded.  Proposals from students, especially Ph.D. candidates and scholars who are in the early stages of […]


University of Pennsylvania Announces New Post Doctoral Fellowship in Religion, Politics, and Society

January 21, 2016

The Global Innovations Institute at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House invites applications for its inaugural postdoctoral fellowship program, which will take place during the 2016-2017 academic year.  For more information, please visit  or contact Melissa Wilde, Associate Professor of Sociology at U. Penn, at