Joseph H. Fichter Research Grants
Fichter Research Grants are awarded annually by ASR to members of the Association involved in promising sociological research on women in religion or on the intersection between religion and gender or religion and sexualities. See the sidebar for details.
Ralph A. Gallagher Travel Grants
Gallagher Travel Grants are awarded annually by ASR to members of the Association living outside the U.S. and graduate student members who seek funds to help defray the cost of traveling to the meeting so they can present their research. See the sidebar for details.
Robert J. McNamara Student Paper Award
The McNamara Student Paper Award, in the form of a certificate of honor and a monetary grant of $500, is given annually by ASR to recognize an outstanding graduate student paper in the sociology of religion. The award is intended to encourage, recognize, and support outstanding student scholarship. See the sidebar for details.
Paul Hanley Furfey Lecture
First given at Catholic University of America in 1974 to honor a former president, the Furfey lecture was entrusted to ASR in 1981 “to continue Furfey’s tradition of excellence.” It is a high point of the meeting and is published in Sociology of Religion. Recent lecturers include Rodney Stark, Robert Wuthnow, Peter Berger, and Immanuel Wallerstein.
Previous Furfey Lecturers and Lecture Titles