Jack Shand Research Awards

The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion offers an annual research awards competition, for which members are invited to apply. Funded by a generous bequest from long-time SSSR member Jack Shand, these awards are intended to encourage scholarship in all the social science disciplines. Grants of up to $3000 each are available, both for graduate students completing dissertations and for established scholars. Awards are intended to cover research expenses, travel, research assistance and up to $1500 in stipend for the researcher’s own time. Grant recipients have two years to spend their awards and are expected to submit a brief report on their research.Applicants must have been SSSR members for at least one year at the time they submit their proposals and must not have won the award in the previous three years.

Applicants should describe the project they wish to undertake in no more than 5 double-spaced pages, discussing its significance for the social scientific study of religion and briefly identifying the literature on which they are drawing. The applications should include an abstract of no more than 100 words and an annotated budget that describes the rationale for proposed expenditures, as well as information abut any other sources of support. The application should be accompanied by a brief curriculum vitae (no more than 2 pages) listing the most recent research an publications.

Five copies of the application materials should be sent by April 1, to

Submit applications to:

Don Miller

School of Religion
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0355
for Application: April 1
Notification of results: June 1
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

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