Jack Shand Research Grants

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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 2020, SSSR Council allocated $45,000 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.

All applications must be submitted via the online submission form, which is accessible through the link at the top of this page. Applications emailed to the committee chair or executive office will not be accepted. A Shand Research Grant application must include a project proposal (up to 4 pages, single-spaced), budget (expenses with descriptions), and the principle investigator’s curriculum vitae in PDF format. The deadline is May 1, 2020.

Funding decisions will be made by August 1, 2020.

Committee Members

Prema Ann Kurien, Chair (Email)

Richard Pitt

Gary Adler

Ani Sarkissian