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BCSR’s Graduate Student Event Grants support innovative proposals for graduate student-led lectures, seminars, and conferences for public and campus audiences. BCSR has awarded three $500 grants in support of the following,

Deus sive Veruft: Schelling’s Transformation of Spinoza’s God
Joseph Albernaz (English)

Biblical Lives: The Hebrew Bible and the Construction of Jewish Life
Daniel Fisher (Near Eastern Studies)

Classification, Instrumentation, Technique: Exploring the Thin Line Between Religion and Science
Ashwak Hauter (Anthropology) and William Stafford (Anthropology)

UC Berkeley graduate students organizing events for Fall 2015 are invited to apply by the next application deadline of Thursday, April 30 (4 pm). Awards range from $250 to $500 for a lecture, and up to $1000 for a conference. Contact info.bcsr@berkeley.edu for more information.

Past Recipients

2014-15
Between the Visible and the Invisible: Cosmology, Ritual, and Hermeneutics in Historical and Contemporary Chinese Worlds
Jesse Chapman (East Asian Languages and Cultures) and Yueni Zhong (Art History)

2013-14
Leaps of Faith – Figurations of Belief in Literature and Critical Thought
Simone Stirner (Comparative Literature)

 

 

 

The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion is offering five to ten summer research grants in the amount of $5000 each for advanced graduate students working on topics in the study of religion, broadly construed. Applications are welcome from all UC Berkeley Ph.D. students who have advanced to candidacy, with preference given to those who are close to completion of their dissertations. Grants are awarded for summer research travel and related expenses only.

To apply, please submit:

• A cover letter explaining your research plan, budget, extant summer funding (whether departmental or otherwise), as well as other sources of funding for which you have applied.
• A description of your dissertation project. This can be in the form of a grant proposal or an abbreviated dissertation prospectus, but it should not exceed 1500 words.
• A current CV, with your committee members listed.
• A letter of recommendation from your committee chair or major advisor.

Completed applications (including all supporting materials) should be submitted to BCSR directors c/o bcsrgradstudentgrant@berkeley.edu and received by Monday, March 2 at 4 pm. Electronic files are preferred. Please send as a single PDF. Applicants can expect to hear from BCSR by the end of the Spring 2015 semester.

Due Dates:
Deadline for applications: March 2, 2015 by 4 pm
Award Announced: Week of March 30
Award Period: Summer 2015
Award Amount: $5,000 for summer research travel and related expenses

Past Recipients:
Lauren Bausch (South and Southeast Asian Studies), Erik Born (German), Graham Hill (Sociology), Nicholas Junkerman (English), Jean-Michel Landry (Anthropology), Christopher Mead (English), Samuel Robinson (History), Tehila Sasson (History), Kris Trujillo (Rhetoric)

Support for the BCSR Graduate Student Summer Research Grants was provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award granted to Professor Thomas Laqueur and the Frank and Leslie Yeary Endowment for Ethics in the Humanities.