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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Postdoctoral Fellowships, Department of Sociology at Rice University

The Department of Sociology at Rice University in Houston, Texas (http://sociology.rice.edu) is offering two postdoctoral fellowships (two years in length) to begin July 2020. Applicants are encouraged to pursue their own research agenda during the fellowship, but we will give priority to those who also establish a collaborative research plan of mutual interest with one or more faculty members in the department. Teaching responsibilities are limited to one undergraduate course during the two years. In addition to an annual salary of $52,000, the fellowship provides office space, computer equipment, and a $1,500 annual travel account. The application deadline is January 10th, 2020, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants must have completed the PhD education requirement prior to the start of the position. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Jenifer Bratter, Chair of the Postdoctoral Search Committee; email: jbratter@rice.edu. To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) letter of application, (2) a two-to-five page proposal for research to be conducted during the postdoctoral period, (3) curriculum vitae, and (4) two recent samples of published work (listed as “Other Document” under application documents). In addition, candidates should have three letters of reference submitted via the online system at the time of the application. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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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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Chapman University, Institute for the Study of Religion Postdoc

Chapman University’s Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society (IRES) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the economics of religion to start Fall 2020 and continue for up to two years. We aim to support highly promising young scholars doing research that links the study of religion to economics, political science, or sociology. Candidates selected will conduct research in at least one of these fields while at Chapman. They will also be expected to attend seminars, give at least one talk on their research, and assist with other IRES activities. Eligible candidates for the postdoctoral position will have completed their Ph.D. between August 1, 2018 and August 1, 2020. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant's previous accomplishments, the promise of the proposed research project, and the likelihood that the project will be enhanced by being carried out at IRES. Applications should include a Cover Letter, CV, Research Paper and one Letter of Recommendation. To submit your materials, please send them to ires@chapman.edu. Deadline for receipt of all materials is January 15, 2020.

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