The Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs was launched in 2015 to foster new connections between scholars and journalists covering international affairs. The Program supports scholars in the humanities and social sciences who are pursuing research on religion in international contexts and want to collaborate with journalists and media practitioners. The purpose of the fellowship is to support the production of significant scholarly work as well as specific efforts to engage journalistic and media audiences.
The fellowship provides a stipend and research funds. The awards are portable and are tenable at any US-based college or university. All fellows participate in two program-sponsored symposia during the academic year. The symposia aim to connect fellows with journalists, public policy experts, and thought partners from institutions and organizations that work at the intersection of religion, journalism, and global affairs.