Jack Shand Research Grants

A generous bequest from Jack Shand, a long–term member of SSSR until his death in 2001, has made it possible for SSSR to offer Jack Shand Research Grants to support research in the social scientific study of religion.

For 2018, SSSR Council has allocated $40,000 to this program. While individual grants do not ordinarily exceed $5000, it is possible to make a special request for more, to be considered at the committee's discretion. Applicants must have finished the Ph.D. degree and must be members of SSSR. In the case of co–authored requests, one author must be a member. Intellectual merit is the criterion by which proposals will be evaluated.

Applicants should submit a proposal, in PDF format, via a submission form that will be available soon. The deadline is May 1, 2018, and the proposal should be no longer than 4 single–spaced pages of 12–point type, including a budget. The limit of 4 pages does not include references.

Funding decisions will be made by August 1, 2018.

Committee Members

Jeremy Uecker

Laurel Kearns

Michelle Oyakawa

Leo Van Arragon