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.