This award has been set in memory of Ivan Varga (1931-2012) and recognizes an outstanding new paper by a scholar who is at most three years beyond the PhD. The recipient is expected to present the paper at the next International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress.
The prize consists of the registration fee for the ISA World Congress and a sum of 1000 Euro intended to cover part of the recipient expenses to attend the World Congress.
- Candidates do not need to be members of ISA or members of ISA Research Committee for the Sociology of Religion (RC22)
- All areas and topics of the sociology of religion are eligible for the Varga Prize.
- Papers should be original and written in any of the three ISA official languages (English, Spanish or French).
- There is no set length of the paper, but as a recommendation, a journal article length is appropriate. Authors could choose any bibliographic/citation format, as long as it is scholarly and the chosen format is kept coherently through the text
Evaluation of papers
An Evaluation Committee, appointed by the President of RC22, will be made up of members of the RC22 Board plus a few other scholars. The Committee will base its judgment on the papers scholarly quality, originality, and significance for furthering the sociological study of religion.
The Committee will choose the prize winner plus a runner-up, in case the winner is unable to accept the award due to an inability to attend the World Congress. The runner-up will also receive a monetary award. The winner and runner-up will be announced by February 1st 2018.
- Submit your paper proposal to one of the RC-22 sessions at the ISA website
- Deadline is September 30th 2017, 24:00 GMT
- Send a copy of your abstract and the full finished paper to the President and the Secretary of the RC 22, along with a curriculum vitae and a letter describing your research and its significance. The paper and other documents should preferably be sent in PDF format.
Hi, I am writing to ask you to share this announcement and attached flyer about six major grant and fellowship opportunities worth over $2 million over the next two years with your faculty and graduate student colleagues. Could you please forward this email to them and anyone else you know who studies global religion or might possibly be interested in incorporating global religion into their current research and teaching?
Center for the Study of Religion and Society
Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame
Funding Opportunity: Global Religion Research Initiative
The Center for the Study of Religion and Society in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce the Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI), directed by Christian Smith and funded by the Templeton Religion Trust of Nassau, Bahamas.
The GRRI will fund over 150 research proposals by distributing $3.1 million to scholars of global religion between 2017 and 2020.
The GRRI offers six distinct competitive research and writing grants and fellowships programs available to scholars at all levels of their careers that intend to significantly advance the social scientific study of religions around the world.
Find out which grant or fellowship fits your idea below.
The application deadline is October 16, 2017.
Apply online at grri.nd.edu.
Global Religion Research Initiative
Center for the Study of Religion and Society
University of Notre Dame
Professor Nanlai Cao, from Renmin University of China, Beijing, is the winner of the International Center for the Sociology of Religion Grant. He will study the Chinese Christian presence in Rome.
For information about the Center and its grant program see: http://isa-rc22.org/international-center-for-the-sociology-of-religion/
The Donner Research Prize 2017
The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History in Turku has awarded Docent, Dr. Måns Broo from Åbo Akademi University the 2017 prize for outstanding research into religion. Dr. Broo is awarded for his book The Rādhā Tantra: A Critical edition and annotated translation (Routledge, 2017).
The Donner Institute Prize is awarded annually for outstanding research in religion conducted at a Nordic university. It is intended for researchers in the field of religious studies for a significant and relatively newly published monograph or article in print or digital form. The prize sum is 5,000 Euros.
On behalf of the Donner Institute Board,
Turku, 21 April 2017
Tage Kurtén, Chairman
Ruth Illman, Secretary
International Center For The Sociology Of Religion
The ICSOR Grant Program provides residence in Rome for researchers intending to carry out projects regarding the sociology of religion. The grants provided will fund initial research into hypotheses that have not been fully explored as yet. Research applications will be judged principally on the basis of the novelty the hypotheses and the innovative approaches proposed, their direct relevance and applicability to the sociology of religion, their scientific quality and methodological strengths. ICSOR Grant Awardees will be required to provide progress reports concerning their work during the entire duration of their residency and present their findings at the end of their stay in Rome and/or through a report/article published no later than one year after the end of the grant.
Please see the attachment below for more information.
I once again would like to direct your attention to the current announcement of two PhD scholarships offered by the Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies at LMU München.
We are still accepting applications; the deadline is October 16. You can find more information on our homepage:
Dr. Simone Heidegger
Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies
These scholarships and visiting fellowships may be of interest to some of you.
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian
Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships
providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research
or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do
the same in Australia.
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia’s
reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research,
support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education
and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians
opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their
Applications for the 2017 Round
The 2017 round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is now
open. Applications will close 30 June 2016 at 11:59 pm Australian
Eastern Standard Time (AEST). Please see the applications page for
What Endeavour offers
As a scholarship or fellowship recipient, you will gain invaluable
international experience in study, research or professional
The department has engaged a contractor to provide post-selection
support services to all recipients including: a dedicated case
manager, pre-departure briefings, advice on health, travel insurance,
accommodation, security, payment of allowances, and reporting to the
department on recipients’ progress.