The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) is offering summer research grants to advanced graduate students working on topics at the intersection of religion and ethics, broadly construed. The grant is supported by the Frank and Lesley Yeary Endowment for Ethics in Humanities, established to support research and scholarship in ethics. Grants range from $2,000 to $5,000, and are meant for summer research travel and related expenses. 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.
To apply, please submit:
• A cover letter explaining your research plan and its relationship to religion and ethics, 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, not to exceed 1,500 words.
• A current CV, with your committee members listed.
• A letter of recommendation from your committee chair or major advisor (sent directly to email@example.com).
Completed applications (including all supporting materials except the letter of recommendation) should be submitted to BCSR directors c/o firstname.lastname@example.org and received by Thursday, March 16, 2017 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 2016 semester.
Deadline for applications: Thursday, March 16, 2017 by 4pm.
Awards Announced: Week of April 17
Award Period: Summer 2017
Award Amount: $2,000-$5,000 for summer research travel and related expenses.
Melissa Cradic, Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology
Jason Price, Anthropology
Kris Anderson, Buddhist Studies
Youssef J. Carter, Anthropology
Kathryn Crim, Comparative Literature)
Katherine Ding, English
Maggie Elmore, History
Kathryn Heard, Jurisprudence and Social Policy
Jason Klocek, Political Science
Sara Ludin, Jurisprudence and Social Policy
Milad Odabaei, Anthropology
Spencer Strub, English and Medieval Studies
Rachel Trocchio, English
Hannah Waits, History
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