Applications are invited from scholars involved in promising sociological research on women in religion or on the intersection between religion and gender or religion and sexualities. For the 2013 competition, a total of $24,000 is available to be awarded. Dissertation research qualifies for funding, as does postdoctoral research by junior and senior scholars.
Although these grants are open to scholars who are pursuing or currently have a Ph.D. in a range of disciplines, the proposed research must be sociological in nature. Applicants must also be members of the Association for the Sociology of Religion at the time of application.
A proposal of not more than five double-spaced pages (1,250 words) should outline the rationale and plan of research. It should present a clear research question, review previous research and theory that forms the background for the study, describe the social scientific research method(s) that will be used to carry out the research as well as a research timetable, and summarize succinctly what the research aims to discover. A detailed, one-page budget should be attached, indicating the amount being applied for and the exact purposes for which it will be used. Include a brief curriculum vitae and a statement of your qualifications to carry out the proposed research. Also include a current email address at which you can be contacted during the summer months.
Simultaneous submissions to other grant competitions are permissible if the applicant is explicit about which budget items in the Fichter grant proposal do not overlap items in other submitted proposals.
All submissions, including the proposal, budget, c.v., and statement of qualifications, must be submitted electronically to Helen A. Berger, Chair of the 2013 Fichter Grant Committee, at email@example.com by May 1, 2013. Proposals and accompanying documents must be in English. Awards will be announced by June 1, 2013. Grant winners will be notified via email with hard copy to follow.
Questions concerning the 2013 competition can be directed to Helen A. Berger, Ph.D., Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.