Theology Program Announces New RFP for Advancing Public Scholarship

July 15, 2019
Theology Program Announces New RFP for Advancing Public Scholarship
Official launch of The Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Vanderbilt Divinity School. © Vanderbilt Divinity School

The Henry Luce Foundation’s Theology Program is pleased to announce its 2019 RFP for research universities.

Over the last several years, the Theology Program has increasingly sought to advance public understanding of religion and theology by funding university-based projects at research institutions. Through competitively-awarded grants, the Program aims to support collaborative, experimental, and field-shaping initiatives that enliven the practice of public scholarship.

The Foundation welcomes inquiries for projects that:

  • Cross religious, geographic, and academic boundaries
  • Advance scholarship that critically examines received assumptions about religion, secularity, and public culture
  • Work inventively at the intersections of theological inquiry and the multidisciplinary study of religion

Applications for the next round of grants, to be awarded in 2020, are now being accepted through the Foundation’s online portal. The deadline for institutions to submit Letters of Inquiry is October 15, 2019.

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Recently funded projects include the American Religious Sounds Project at Ohio State University, a project on religion, refugees and resettlement at Princeton University, a project on lived religion in a digital age at Saint Louis University, and a project on public-facing scholarship at Northeastern University.

A full list of projects funded through the Theology Program’s previous two RFPs for research universities can be found in the Foundation’s grants database.

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