Religion in International Affairs

Religion in International Affairs

Responsive Grants

The Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion in International Affairs aims to provide intellectual leadership, develop new paradigms for research and teaching, create new resources and networks, and enhance public understanding of and discussion about religion in the international sphere.

Letters of inquiry can be submitted at any time through our online portal. Should you have questions in advance of completing the Letter of Inquiry, you may e-mail them to Dr. Toby Alice Volkman, Director of Policy Initiatives at

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Fellowships in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs

Launched in 2015, the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs (RJIA) is designed to foster new connections between scholars and journalists covering international affairs. Fellowships are available to scholars pursuing research on any aspect of religion in an international context. The program is administered by the American Council of Learned Societies on behalf of the Luce Foundation.

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Image: American journalist Micah Danney as he films Palestinian children by a building that was heavily damaged in Beit Hanoun, Gaza during the war between Israel and Hamas during the war in 2014. Photo by Heidi Levine for The Groundtruth Project.
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