The Henry Luce Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for work that advances understanding of religion and theology.
Through grants to seminaries, divinity schools, and research universities, the foundation’s Theology program aims to support the work of scholars, cultivate the next generation of leaders, and promote public engagement.
The program supports projects whose engagements extend into a variety of settings — from religious communities and academic fields to activist networks and media venues. Emphasis is placed on projects that cross religious, disciplinary, and geographic borders, and on scholarship that is theoretically sophisticated, historically informed, critically reflexive, and practically invested.
Priority is given to work that rethinks what theology is and reimagines its contemporary significance; to research that creatively examines received assumptions about religion, secularity, and public culture; and to projects located at the intersections of theological inquiry and the multidisciplinary study of religion.
The Theology program currently supports projects in two grant categories: responsive grants and the Luce Fund for Theological Education.
Letters of Intent may be sent at any time. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
See the Luce Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.