Grant Winners 2021

We offer many grants to support research involving philosophers of religion from underrepresented regions and religious traditions.

We are delighted to award over £460,000 in research funding to philosophers of religion from around the world. 41 winners from 25 countries – Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Malawi, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA and Zimbabwe – will coordinate events, activities and publications addressing major problems in philosophy of religion from global perspectives.

Winners of the Small Project Grant Competition

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African Perspectives on God and the Problem of Evil

  • Principal Investigators: Ada Agada (University of Fort Hare, South Africa) and Aribiah David Attoe (University of Fort Hare, South Africa)

  • Awarded Amount: £30,293

 

Philosophy in the Islamic World

  • Principal Investigators: Fatema Amijee (University of British Columbia, Canada) and Sylvia Berryman (University of British Columbia, Canada)

  • Awarded Amount: £16,800

 

Life, Death and the Afterlife in the Abrahamic Traditions

  • Principal Investigators: Kelly James Clark (Ibn Haldun University, Turkey), Enis Doko (Ibn Haldun University, Turkey) and Samuel Lebens (University of Haifa, Israel)

  • Awarded Amount: £31,820

 

From the Divine to the Human: New Perspectives on Evil, Suffering and the Global Pandemic

  • Principal Investigators: Muhammad U. Faruque (University of Cincinnati, USA) and Mohammed Ruston (Carleton University, USA)

  • Awarded Amount: £19,500

 

The Philosophies of Appropriated Religions of Southeast Asia

  • Principal Investigators: Jeremiah Joven B. Joaquin (De La Salle University, Philippines) and Soraj Hongladarom (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)

  • Awarded Amount: £52,000

 

The Nature of God and the Problem of Evil and Suffering in African Philosophy of Religion: The Case of Chewa, Tumbuka, and Sena Ethnic Groups in Malawi

  • Principal Investigators: Grivas Kayange (University of Malawi, Malawi) and Yamikani Ndasauka (University of Malawi, Malawi)

  • Awarded Amount: £28,450

 

Cross-Cultural Conceptions of the Self: South Asia, Africa, and East Asia

  • Principal Investigators: Nathan Loewen (University of Alabama, USA) and Agnieszka Rostalska (Ghent University, Belgium)

  • Awarded Amount: £60,481

 

Islam and Science: Monograph, Video Series, and Book Launch

  • Principal Investigators: Shoaib Ahmed Malik (Cambridge Muslim College, UK and Zayed University, UAE)

  • Awarded Amount: £25,000

 

African Relationality and the Problem of Evil

  • Principal Investigators: Luís Rodrigues (Hunan University, China) and Jonathan O Chimakonam (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

  • Awarded Amount: £35,590

 

Bringing Contemporary Philosophy of Religion to Latin American Scholars

  • Principal Investigators: Carlo Rossi (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile) and Robert Garcia (Baylor University, USA)

  • Awarded Amount: £63,620

 

Affectivity as a Way of Immortality: the Confucian Response to Buddhism

  • Principal Investigators: Yuanping Shi (Leiden University, Netherlands) and Douglas Berger (Leiden University, Netherlands)

  • Awarded Amount: £5,000

 

A Philosophical Approach to the Vaiṣṇava Concept of God

  • Principal Investigators: Ricardo Sousa Silvestre (Brazilian Association for the Philosophy of Religion, Brazil) and Alan C. Herbert (Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, UK)

  • Awarded Amount: £30,000

Winners of the Translation Grant Competition (Books)

 

Turkish translation of Introducing Philosophy of Religion by Chad Meister (Routledge 2009)

  • Translator: Adnan Aslan (Holy Cross College, USA)

  • Awarded Amount: £10,000

 

Mandarin Chinese translation of Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason by J. L. Shellenberg (Cornell University Press, 2006)

  • Translator: Lok-Chi Chan (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

  • Awarded Amount: £10,000

 

Arabic Translation of The Kalām Cosmological Argument: Philosophical Arguments for the Finitude of the Past by Paul Copan and William Lane Craig, eds., (Bloomsbury, 2018)

  • Translators: Abdurrahman Ali Mihirig (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany) and and Abdulmannan Aledreesi (WISE University, Jordan)

  • Awarded Amount: £10,000

 

Indonesian translation of Is there a God? (Revised Edition) by Richard Swinburne (Oxford University Press, 2010)

  • Translator: Emil Salim (Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Reformed, Indonesia)

  • Awarded Amount: £10,000

 

Indonesian translation of Arguing about God’s by Graham Oppy (Cambridge University Press, 2006)

  • Translators: Herdito Sandi Pratama, Meutia Irina Mukhlis and Samuel Vicenzo Jonathan (University of Indonesia, Indonesia)

  • Awarded Amount: £10,000

 

Winners of the Translation Grant Competition (Papers)

 

Spanish translation of ‘Philosophy of Religion’ by Charles Taliaferro, in Edward N. Zalta (ed.), the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Fall 2019 Edition

  • Translator: Ignacio Garay (University of Austral, Argentina) 

  • Awarded Amount: £1,000

 

Moroccan translation of ‘Faith as the Interpretative Element within Religious Experience: Faith and Freedom’ by John Hick in his Faith and Knowledge (Cornell University Press, 1966), pp. 120–148

  • Translator: Chafik Graiguer (Hassan II University, Morocco and Vanderbilt University, USA)

  • Awarded Amount: £1,000

Portuguese translation of ‘Karma, Rebirth and the Problem of Evil’ by Whitley R. P. Kaufman, Philosophy East and West 55 (2005), pp. 15-32

  • Translator: Gabriel Reis de Oliveira (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

  • Awarded Amount: £1,000

Thai translation of ‘The Consciousness of the Dead as a Philosophical Problem’ by Paul R. Goldin in R. A. H. King (ed.), The Good Life and Conceptions of Life in Early China and Graeco-Roman Antiquity (De Gruyter, 2015), pp. 59-92

  • Translator: Pattira Thaithosaeng (Mahidol University, Thailand)

  • Awarded Amount: £1,000

 

Spanish translation of ‘The Problem of Evil and the Desires of the Heart’ by Eleonore Stump, Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion 1 (2008), pp. 196–215.

  • Translator: Alan Elías Solís Serrano (Independent Scholar, Mexico)

  • Awarded Amount: £1,000

Winners of the English Language Support Grant Competition

'It’s too Good to be False: The Plantinga-Tolkien Argument for The Truth of Christianity'

  • Author: Davi Heckert Cesar Bastos (University of Campinas, Brazil)

  • Awarded Amount: £1,000

'Two Accounts of Deity: Classical Theism vs. Theistic Personalism'

  • Author: Igor Gasparov (Voronezh State Medical University named after N. N. Burdenko, Russia)

  • Awarded Amount: £1,000

'The Epistemic Value of the Proofs and Theodicies in Defence of Theism'

  • Author: Ataollah Hashemi (Saint Louis University, USA)

  • Awarded Amount: £1,000

'Philosophising ‘Human Memory-Dependent Immortality’ in an African Indigenous Religion'

  • Author: Dennis Masaka (Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe)

  • Awarded Amount: £1,000

'The Coherence of the Belief in the Existence of Evil in Traditional Yorùbá Theology: A Process-Relational Analysis'

  • Author: Emmanuel Ofuasia (Lagos State University, Nigeria)

  • Awarded Amount: £1,000

'Maimonides’ Apophatic Theology Revisited: God’s Existence Perceivable solely by Means of Avicennian “That-Ness”?'

  • Author: Soroosh Shahriari (McGill University, Canada)

  • Awarded Amount: £1,000