The Donner Research Prize 2017
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.
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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
The conference language is English.
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”.
The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds invites applications from prospective research postgraduate students who wish to visit the school (a) to attend relevant conferences, seminars or lectures, (b) to develop their applications to external scholarship funders, or (c) to meet with potential supervisors. The three schemes are as follows: (a) POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH @ LEEDS MOBILITY GRANTS (up to £200) The Postgraduate Research Mobility Grants are for prospective postgraduate research students who are contemplating the University of Leeds as a possible location to undertake their studies. The grants are designed to provide these students with the financial assistance required to attend a conference, seminar or lecture related to their area of study. For further details and an application form contact PRHS_PGenquiries@leeds.ac.uk. (b) PRE-DOCTORAL BURSARIES SCHEME (up to £500) This scheme provides financial assistance to prospective postgraduate research students who are intending developing an application to an externally funded doctoral studentship scheme where the student and potential supervisor need to work together over a period of time to develop a project that meets the funder's criteria. Examples of such studentships include the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentships and the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Project Awards. For further details and an application form contact PRHS_PGenquiries@leeds.ac.uk. (c) TRAVEL BURSARIES SCHEME (up to £50) These bursaries provide financial assistance to prospective postgraduate research students who wish to travel to Leeds to meet with potential supervisors. For further details and an application form contact PRHS_PGenquiries@leeds.ac.uk. ------------------------------
------------------------------ ----------------- Within the School of PRHS *Theology and Religious Studies* (TRS) represents an internationally excellent and world-leading environment for postgraduate research. The latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014 placed Leeds TRS joint 3rd overall nationally and 1st for research outputs (publications). Those interested in applying to study TRS at Leeds are advised to contact potential supervisors at an early stage. Areas of supervision offered by TRS academic staff at Leeds are summarised below; for the full range of staff interests and expertise see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/people/20049/theology_and_religious_studies/ - Religion and Social Theory; Fieldwork and Ethnography - South & South-East Asian Religions, African Religions, Islam and Muslim societies, Interfaith Relations - Gender, Development, Environment, Migration/Diasporas - Philosophy of Religion, theological anthropology, modern Christian thought, Ethics, Political Theology, Hebrew Bible You should contact supervisors by email, either directly or through the postgraduate research tutor for TRS - Dr Sean McLoughlin (firstname.lastname@example.org) You are also strongly encouraged to attend (in most cases following application) the university's Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 5 February 2016 (https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/101060/), when you will have opportunity to meet potential supervisors, current postgraduates, and the postgraduate team. For more information about postgraduate study in Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science at Leeds see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125022/postgraduate. ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ----------------- N.B. The school is offering up to 18 fully-funded PhD scholarships for UK/EU students available for 2016-17 entry, with deadlines starting from 15 January 2016. For full, regularly updated information on upcoming scholarship deadlines, including application procedures, see the University of Leeds Postgraduate Scholarships site http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/. Funding opportunities for full-time or part-time PhD study include the following: UK/EU STUDENTS * Up to two School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science Scholarships - Fees + £14,250 Maintenance (Awards may be made on a rolling basis after 15 JANUARY 2016) * Up to six White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities AHRC Studentships (Deadline 2 FEBRUARY 2016) * Up to three Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarships (Deadline: 15 JANUARY 2016) * Up to two University of Leeds Research Scholarships (Deadline: 11 MARCH 2016) * University of Leeds Endowed Research Scholarships (Deadline: 1 JUNE 2016) * Around four White Rose Research Studentships (Deadline: to be determined) INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS * Up to three Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarships (Deadline: 15 JANUARY 2016) * China Scholarship Council-University of Leeds Awards - around 13 in total (Deadline: 8 JANUARY 2016) * Up to two School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science Scholarships - £14,250 Maintenance + a contribution to fees equivalent to UK/EU Fees (Awards may be made from 15 JANUARY 2016). N.B. This is a partial scholarship; to be eligible for consideration, applicants will be expected to demonstrate their ability to pay the remainder of their international fees (i.e. approx. £9000 p.a.). Correspondence regarding the application procedure may be directed to email@example.com. ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ----------------- Dr Seán McLoughlin Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Muslim Cultures, Politics & Societies School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science University of Leeds, LS2 9JT Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/profile/20049/416/sean_mcloughlin The Hajj & British Muslims - British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship - http://arts.leeds.ac.uk/hajj/ - AHRC 10th Anniversary Image Gallery - http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/research/readwatchlisten/imagegallery/hajjethnographybritish/ - Twitter @LeedsUniHajjRes Diasporas, Migration & Identities - AHRC Network - http://www.leeds.ac.uk/writingbritishasiancities - Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas (Routledge 2014), https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415590242 - Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identities (Zed Books 2010), http://zedbooks.co.uk/node/21526