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BCSR Graduate Student Summer Research Grants in Religion


The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) is offering two summer research grants in the amount of $5,000 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, 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 (under separate cover).

Completed applications (including all supporting materials) should be submitted to BCSR directors c/o studentgrants.bcsr@berkeley.edu and received by Thursday, February 25 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.

Due Dates
Deadline for applications: Thursday, February 25, 2016 by 4 pm
Award Announced: Week of April 11
Award Period: Summer 2016
Award Amount: $5,000 for summer research travel and related expenses

Past Recipients
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)

Support for the BCSR Graduate Student Summer Research Grants is provided by the Frank and Leslie Yeary Endowment for Ethics in the Humanities.