English Language Support Grants

We offer grants to support non-native English-speaking philosophers of religion.

As part of the Global Philosophy of Religion Project, we will offer the fixed amount of £1000 each to support ten non-native English speakers who wish to publish their own philosophy of religion papers on one or more of our three project themes in leading international peer-reviewed journals in the English language. The awarded grants are expected to be used mainly to cover expenses relevant to the production of the documents in English, such as proofreading, book purchases and editorial assistance. The winners of the stipends are required to submit their completed papers to English-speaking journals, as well as to us.

Applicants are required to submit the following items written in English as a single PDF file by the 31st March 2021 (GMT):

Please email your completed applications to 

global-philosophy@contacts.bham.ac.uk  with the following subject heading: “English Language Support [YOUR NAME]”.

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The applicant is a PhD student or faculty member at an institution of higher education or a student or member at a comparable level at a traditional religious institution, such as a yeshiva, madrasa, or ashram.

  • The applicant is a non-native English speaker. (If there is a co-author, s/he has to be a non-native speaker too).

  • The proposed paper addresses one or more of our three project themes ((i) the existence and nature of deities; (ii) death and immortality; (iii) evil and suffering in the world).

  • A completed paper written in English must be submitted to us by the 15th January 2022.

        
The selection committee will assess each application according to the following selection criteria:

  • The quality of the proposal

  • The relevance of the proposed project to one or more of the abovementioned three project themes

  • The applicant’s track record of publication commensurate with career stage

  • The expected impact the proposed project will make on the globalization of the philosophy of religion

The Global Philosophy of Religion Project aims to make progress on central issues in the philosophy of religion by incorporating multi-religious perspectives. Therefore, proposals for writing papers that are primarily historical or exegetical, or papers focusing on promoting mere tolerance across religions, will not be funded. We particularly welcome applicants from regions that are underrepresented in the Anglo-American philosophy of religion and applicants whose papers address underrepresented religious traditions.

The outcome of applications will be notified by the 30th of June 2021.

If you have any questions about the application process contact our Project Manager, Kally Bhartti (K.Bhartti@bham.ac.uk)