ICSOR Grant Program: Residence in Rome

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 of 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. FUNDING CYCLE, 2020 Deadline for Applications: March 30th, 2020 Announcement of Awards: Late April, 2020 Earliest Starting Date for Research Projects: May 1st, 2020 APPLYING FOR A GRANT The ICSOR International Advisory Board oversees the Grant Program and makes recommendations to the ICSOR Scientific Committee. GRANTS The grants provide residence in Rome for the duration of a week or more to a maximum of two months. The ICSOR apartment (all inclusive, except for food and insurance) and library will be available to awardees free of charge. RESEARCH GRANT ELIGIBILITY If you are thinking of applying for an ICSOR Grant, ask yourself the following questions: 1) Is my research directly relevant to the sociology of religion? 2) Am I affiliated with an academic or research institution? (No grants are made available to individuals or private companies) 3) Am I willing to present my findings at the end of my stay in Rome and/or through a report/article published no later than one year after the end of the grant? If you have answered “yes” to all the above questions, you are eligible to apply for an ICSOR Grant. MORE INFORMATION Contact Roberto Cipriani (rciprian@uniroma3.it)

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Call for Book Chapter Proposals — Forgiveness: Social and Political Dimensions

Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals to be included in a forthcoming scholarly volume on social and political dimensions of forgiveness. All philosophically-based schools of thought are encouraged to submit. Other disciplines are encouraged to submit, as long as the chapter contains a clear philosophical component. Also, proposals dealing with corollary issues like resentment, anger, mercy, and vengeance are welcome, as long as they are appropriately related to and clearly discussed in relation to forgiveness.

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2020 Eastern International Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion

The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites you to submit proposals for the 2020 Regional Meeting. Program Units are listed below. The theme for the 2020 Conference is Religion and Democracy: Global and Local. The aim is to explore both “religion” and “democracy” as categories of knowledge and carriers of value across cultural and national boundaries. We aim to spark conversations on the ways that religion and democracy can evolve and intersect across time and space.

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