Category Archives: Funding

Funding: “Predoc” scholarships for the preparation of a doctoral dissertation at the University of Cologne

Starting October 1st, 2017, the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne, the interdisciplinary graduate school of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne, offers 8 “Predoc” scholarships for the preparation of a doctoral dissertation project, each of EUR 950 monthly and for a time period of six months.
The purpose of the Predoc scholarships is to enable candidates to begin working towards a doctorate at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne immediately after obtaining their qualifying degree. The scholarship holders are supported for one semester during which they are able to develop a doctoral project with a specific focus on interdisciplinary aspects.
The application deadline is May 19, 2017. For more information about the scholarships and the application process please visit here.

Announcement:The Donner Research Prize 2017, Måns Broo

Måns Broo

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

Funding: Preparation of a doctoral dissertation project

International Center For The Sociology Of Religion

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.

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Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

Dear Colleagues,

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:
http://www.en.buddhismus-studien.uni-muenchen.de/currentissues/phd_scholarships2017/index.html

Best wishes,
Simone Heidegger

Dr. Simone Heidegger
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies
Oettingen-Str. 67
D-80538 München
Tel.: (+49)-89-2180-9516
Fax:  (+49)-89-2180-9801
E-mail: s.heidegger@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Australia: Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

These scholarships and visiting fellowships may be of interest to some of you.

https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Endeavour%20program/Scholarships-and-Fellowships/Pages/default.aspx

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
field.

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
further information.

What Endeavour offers
As a scholarship or fellowship recipient, you will gain invaluable
international experience in study, research or professional
development.
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.

Fast Track doctoral scholarships

Starting October 1st, 2016 the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne offers Fast Track doctoral scholarships over a period of three years.
The a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School serves the entire Faculty of Arts and Humanities and covers all qualification levels of academic training in the arts and humanities – from Master to postdoc. The Fast Track model allows students in their last semester of Master’s studies to immediately be accepted as doctoral students in the structured programme of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School. Candidates admitted to the structured doctoral programme are supervised by a team of three researchers and study a curriculum that involves, among other things, participation in regular meetings of one of the six interdisciplinary graduate classes.
The Fast Track model addresses excellent graduates who are already able to present a viable proposal for a doctoral dissertation project directly after the completion of their degree and who are therefore able to be immediately accepted into the structured doctoral programme of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School. The doctoral projects of the scholarship holders will be supervised by full professors at the University of Cologne. Applicants may contact potential supervisors in the course of application.
The Fast Track doctoral scholarship is a full scholarship at EUR 1.250 per month and is awarded for three years, starting October 1st, 2016. Please send your complete application documents by May 20, 2016 (application receipt).
For all questions regarding the scholarships, the announcement or the application process, please see http://artes.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/23699.html?&L=1.
Contact for further questions: artes-application@uni-koeln.de.

Scholarships for the preparation of a doctoral dissertation project

To facilitate the transition to the phase of doctoral studies after students have acquired the necessary qualification (Master’s degree, diploma or similar), the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne is offering 8 scholarships to help candidates prepare themselves for their doctoral studies.
The a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School serves the entire Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne and covers all qualification levels of academic training in the arts and humanities – from Master to postdoc. The purpose of the scholarships for the preparation of a doctoral dissertation project is to enable candidates to begin working towards a doctorate at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne as soon as possible after obtaining their Master’s degrees.
The a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School addresses graduates who have successfully completed their studies in the Humanities with outstanding academic excellence and who wish to obtain a doctorate with a specific focus on interdisciplinary aspects at the University of Cologne.
The a.r.t.e.s. scholarships for the preparation of a doctoral dissertation project will consist of a monthly payment of EUR 950, limited to six months, starting October 01, 2016.
For all questions regarding the scholarships, the announcement or the application process, please see http://artes.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/21061.html?&L=1. Please send your complete application documents by May 20, 2016 (application receipt).
Contact for further questions: artes-application@uni-koeln.de.

Conference: Religious Pluralisation – A Challenge for Modern Societies

Travel Grants available! The challenges of religious pluralization and the contribution to be made by interreligious dialogue in the areas of societal and scientific discourse will be discussed at the Herrenhausen Conference on October 4-6, 2016, in Hanover.

4th World Day of Prayer for Peace, Assisi (Italy), 2011 (Photo: Stephan Kölliker)

4th World Day of Prayer for Peace, Assisi (Italy), 2011 (Photo: Stephan Kölliker)

The long-held belief in the secularization thesis and the subsequent expectation that religion would gradually lose its societal relevance in public and scientific discourse led to religion being treated rather as a side issue. This has changed fundamentally in the wake of growing religious pluralization. In this respect, both the destructive potential of religion as well as initiatives designed to promote understanding between people of different religions and worldviews play a significant role. In view of these ambivalences, a need has arisen for clarification in the area of societal as well as scientific discourse. The planned conference will debate the challenges of religious pluralization and the contribution to be made by interreligious dialogue in five thematic areas – theology, politics/civil society, education, Communication/media and contexts. The aim of the conference is to describe innovative scientific approaches and broad political and social scopes of action for addressing religious plurality.

Herrenhausen Conference: “Religious Pluralisation – A Challenge for Modern Societies”
October 4-6, 2016
Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany

Program

The program for the Herrenhausen Conference on “Religious Pluralisation – A Challenge for Modern Societies” can be found in the column on the right. All speakers and chairs have confirmed their participation.

Session 1: Religion and Dialogue in Different Contexts

Public Lecture: Toward a New Paradigm for Religion in a Pluralist Age

Session 2: Community Building and Policymaking in European Perspectives 

Session 3: Contribution of Religious Education to Dialogue and Integration

Session 4: The Relevance of Interreligious Dialogue in the Public Sphere

Forum on Dialogical Theology 

Session 5: Interreligious Communication and the Role of Media

Perspectives of Further Research in the Field of Interreligious Dynamics 

Registration

If you would like to attend the conference, please register by clicking on the registration link in the column on the right. There are no fees for attendance but registration is essential.

Cancellation

Please cancel your registration if you cannot attend the conference. We have a waiting list for the meeting and can offer your place to another person if you cannot attend. Simply use the registration tool to cancel or send us an email.

Language

The conference language is English.

Travel Grants

The Volkswagen Foundation offers up to 30 Travel Grants for young researchers who wish to attend the conference. We are inviting Ph.D. students or early Postdocs (max. 5 years since Ph.D.) working on independent and challenging projects in the field of religious pluralization or in a field for which religious pluralisation is crucial to apply for a travel grant. Applicants are required to apply until March 30, 2016 by using the application form. The travel grant covers attendance, accommodation and travel expenses (excl. cab fares, parking, food and beverages while travelling as well as poster printing costs).

Venue and public transport

The conference is held at Herrenhausen Palace, a new conference center in Hanover, Germany. You can reach the venue by tram: Take line 4 or 5 and get off at “Herrenhäuser Gärten”.