Project Grants

We offer grants to support projects addressing our themes from global perspectives.

We will offer 5–20 grants (totalling £400,000) to projects that address one or more of our themes from global perspectives. We expect to provide between £20,000 and £80,000 each to most projects.

 

We will allocate approximately £100,000 to each of the following four categories:

 

  • Projects addressing Hinduism

  • Projects addressing Islam

  • Projects addressing Judaism

  • Projects addressing other underrepresented religious traditions in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

 

Priority will be given to projects that involve researchers from underrepresented religious traditions or underrepresented countries. The grants can be used to organise conferences, workshops, public lectures, or training seminars, or to produce publications, including research monographs, textbooks, popular books, journal papers, popular articles, podcasts, and videos. Applicants are required to submit the following items to xxx@bham.ac.uk by xxx.

 

  • The CV(s) of the applicant(s)

  • A summary of the proposed project of no more than 200 words

  • A project proposal of 1500–6000 words addressing the following:

    • the aim of the project

    • project activities

    • project outputs

    • a project timeline

    • a budget narrative

    • the qualifications of the applicant(s)

    • the host institution

 

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

 

  • The proposed project involves—either as project members or participants in project activities or outputs—researchers representing religious traditions or geographical regions that are currently underrepresented in Anglo-American philosophy of religion.

  • The proposed project addresses one or more of our themes.

  • The proposed project will end by December 31, 2022, and completed project outputs will be submitted by then, without delay.

  • The project is to be hosted at an institution of higher education or a religious institution or organisation that can demonstrate prior experience administering research grants.

 

The Global Philosophy of Religion Project aims to make progress on central issues in the philosophy of religion by incorporating multireligious perspectives. Therefore, we emphasise that proposals of projects that are primarily historical or exegetical, or whose focus is on promoting mere tolerance across religions, will not be funded.

 

Selection Process: We will assess each application according to the following selection criteria:

 

  • The quality of the summary and the proposal

  • The relevance of the proposed project to our themes

  • The applicant’s track record of publication and other relevant research activities commensurate with career stage

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

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