Travel Bursaries

We will fund PhD students and junior scholars who will attend our conferences and publication seminars.

We will offer 10 travel bursaries (up to £500 each) to participants in each of our publication seminars. We will also offer 10–15 travel bursaries (up to £500 each to domestic speakers and up to £1000–2000 each to international speakers) to participants in each of our international conferences.


Applicants are required to submit the following items to by xxx.


For publication seminars

  • The CV of the applicant

  • A personal statement of no more than 1000 words

  • A sample paper

  • A budget narrative


For conferences

  • The CV of the applicant

  • An abstract of the proposed paper of no more than 200 words

  • An extended abstract of the proposed paper of 1000-3000 words

  • A budget narrative


The eligibility criteria are as follows:


  • The applicant is a PhD student or recent PhD (within the last five years) 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’s paper addresses a religious tradition or region that is currently underrepresented in Anglo-American philosophy of religion.

  • The applicant intends to present the paper at the conference.


Proposals that are primarily historical or exegetical, or proposals focusing on promoting mere tolerance across religions, will not be funded. We particularly welcome applicants from regions that are currently underrepresented in Anglo-American philosophy of religion as well as applicants whose papers address underrepresented religious traditions.


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


  • The quality of the personal statement and writing sample (for publication seminars) and the quality of the abstract and extended abstract (for conferences)

  • The relevance of the applicant’s paper to one or more of our project themes (for publication seminars) and the conference topics (for conferences)

  • The applicant’s track record of presentations and publications commensurate with career stage