Being Human Faculty Research Grants
What it means to be human is a matter of renewed urgency today. As we are pressed by advances in technology and biology, on the one hand, and by rapid social and political change, on the other, theology and religious studies promise a space of reflection, perspective, and new possibilities. Funded by grants from the Luce Foundation and the Office of the Vice Provost at Indiana University Bloomington, the Center for Religion and the Human supports interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research on religion which attends to these new realities while being rooted in IUB’s traditions of excellence in humanist, social-scientific and historical scholarship.
The Center for Religion & the Human’s Being Human Research Grant for IU Faculty supports interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research on religion which attends to these new realities of what it means to be human. The research grant may cover research-related costs allowable by university and OVPR guidelines, including travel, lodging, equipment, manuscripts, subscriptions, or other relevant material costs.
The research project should take place between June 2020 and July 2021.
Grants are not intended for conference travel or teaching purposes.
Grants will be awarded up to $6,000.
The 2020-2021 deadline for applications is April 1, 2020.
Decisions will be announced on Monday, April 27, 2020.
- Summary of the project and statement of its relevance to our mission (500 to 600 words max.)
- Curriculum vitae (only relevant portions; five pages max.)
- Detailed budget
- Letter of support from the department chair
Please send your materials in PDF or Word Doc format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligibility and usage:
Who may apply: Tenure-track (and tenured) faculty members at Indiana University, Bloomington.
If other internal or external funding is received for the same project, we require notification, and reserves the right to adjust or reassign awards in light of this information. Expenditures must follow all university, OVPR, and Henry Luce Foundation policies.
Upon completion of the award:
We ask that grant recipients send us a brief description of the activities accomplished within three months of their completion. We welcome photos and other materials. All grant recipients are requested to acknowledge the support of the Center for Religion & the Human and the Henry Luce Foundation in any fliers, posters, publications, or publicity related to / resulting from the activities supported by the grant.
CRH requires that all grant and fellowship recipients send a brief description of the scholarly/artistic activities accomplished as a result of the CRH award by the end of the semester following the award period. All grant recipients are kindly requested to acknowledge the support of the Center for Religion & the Human in any flyers, posters, publications or publicity.