English Language Support Grants 2022
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 2022 (GMT):
Completed application form
A 2-page CV of the applicant (author)
Please email your completed applications to
email@example.com 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 2023.
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 31st May 2022.
If you have any questions about the application process contact our Project Manager, Kally Bhartti (K.Bhartti@bham.ac.uk)
Winners of English Language Support Grants (2021)
We are delighted to announce the following six winners of the 2021 English language support grant competition. The competition was conducted to support non-native English speaking authors who aim to publish their own papers on one or more of our project themes in leading international peer-reviewed journals in the English language,
'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)
'Two Accounts of Deity: Classical Theism vs. Theistic Personalism'
Author: Igor Gasparov (Voronezh State Medical University named after N. N. Burdenko, Russia)
'The Epistemic Value of the Proofs and Theodicies in Defence of Theism'
Author: Ataollah Hashemi (Saint Louis University, USA)
'Philosophising ‘Human Memory-Dependent Immortality’ in an African Indigenous Religion'
Author: Dennis Masaka (Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabewe)
'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)
'Maimonides’ Apophatic Theology Revisited: God’s Existence Perceivable solely by Means of Avicennian “that-ness”?'
Author: Soroosh Shahriari (McGill University, Canada)