Henry Luce Foundation Accepting LOIs for Projects to Advance Scholarship on Religion and Theology

The Henry Luce Foundation is inviting Letters of Intent for its Theology Program.

Through the program, grants of up to $750,000 will be awarded in support of collaborative, experimental, and field-shaping initiatives that enliven the practice of public scholarship. The foundation encourages projects that cross religious, geographic, and academic boundaries; advance scholarship that critically examines received assumptions about religion, secularity, and public culture; and work inventively at the intersections of theological inquiry and the multidisciplinary study of religion.

Grants may fund a wide range of possible activities, including but not limited to publicly engaged humanities and social science research; support for the next generation of scholars, teachers, and public intellectuals; creative uses of digital technologies and new publication platforms; and multi-institutional collaborations of various kinds. Engagement with religious, media, policy, activist, and/or art communities is particularly encouraged, and special consideration will be given to proposed projects involving partnerships with non-academic organizations.

To be eligible, applicants must be affiliated with a nonprofit research university.

LOIs must be received no later than December 15, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by March 15, 2018.

See the Luce Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

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