BCSR Announces Graduate Student Summer Research Grants in Religion, Applications Due March 13th


The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) is offering five 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 be 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 Thursday, March 13th at 4 pm. Electronic or hard copy files are accepted.  Applicants can expect to hear from BCSR by the end of the Spring 2014 semester.

Deadline for applications: March 13, 2014 by 4 pm
Award Announced:  Week of April 14
Award Period:  Summer 2014
Award Amount: $5,000 for summer research travel and related expenses

By connecting scholars, students, and the global community, the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion fosters critical and creative scholarship on religion and activates this scholarship for students and the public at large.