Funding & Opportunities

Please send notice of any funding opportunities (including scholarships or grants) or opportunities for collaborating (e.g. workshops, post-doctoral research programs) to CSSR/SCÉR web administrator, Yasaman Samīkṣā Munro, for posting here.

2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship on Islam in North America — Stanford University

2017-19 Postdoctoral Fellowship on Islam in North America
Stanford University, California- United States (Deadline: 2/20/17)

Stanford University’s Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and Department of Religious Studies invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral position on Islam in North America. We seek intellectually ambitious candidates with interdisciplinary aptitude. Possible areas of specialization include but are not limited to:

- Islam and slavery in North America and the Atlantic World

Call for Participants (travel subsidies offered) — Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies (SISS) 2017

Perversion at the Crossroads of Critical Race Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory
June 5-9th, 2017 York University, Toronto, Canada

The Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies is a transnational and multidisciplinary platform for emerging and established scholars to share innovative and current knowledge in sexuality studies.
SISS curriculum includes lectures, master classes, creative workshops, roundtables, a poster session, and a visit to FAG Feminist Art Gallery.

CCSR Doctoral Travel Scholarship — deadline extended to December 15th, 2016

The Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion has a doctoral travel grant made available annually to students in Departments of Theology or Religious Studies across Canada and also to students studying religion at the doctoral level in related Departments such as History, Women’s Studies, Development Studies, Sociology, Political Science, etc.

We have extended this year’s application deadline to December 15, 2016.

Click here for description of CCSR Doctoral Travel Scholarship

Ruth Wynn Woodward Postdoctoral Fellowship in GSWS — Simon Frasier University

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus) is seeking outstanding candidates for the Ruth Wynn Woodward Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, funded by the Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowment. The RWW Endowment funds an outreach-based fellowship that bridges academic and non-academic communities.

Full-time post-doctoral fellow and lecturer — University of Virginia's Religious Studies Department

The University of Virginia's Religious Studies Department invites applications for one full-time postdoctoral fellow and lecturer for the academic year beginning July 25, 2017. Applications are welcome from any whose work bears on American religious history, thought or practice. Preference will be given to those applicants with interest in marginal or newer religious movements, especially Mormonism. Expertise in Mormonism is not required. Rather, the Fellowship is designed to provide training for persons who wish to add such expertise to an existing disciplinary specialty.

CSSR Call for Student Ambassadors

The Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (CSSR) is currently looking for students interested in serving as Student Ambassadors for our organization. These students would act as local liaisons between their home institution and the CSSR, ensuring that their student body is kept up-to-date on all academic, funding, and professionalization opportunities offered throughout the year through the CSSR.

Click here for detailed poster

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Six Grants and Fellowships in Fall 2016 — GRRI (Glocal Religion Research Initiative)

The Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce the Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI), directed by Christian Smith, which will fund over 150 research projects to advance the social scientific study of global religion.
$3.1 million in grant and fellowship funding will be awarded over the next three years to faculty, postdocs, and graduate students.
Visit or email for more information.

Call for Participation: Seeking Researchers and Women’s Organizations for UN Study

Call for Participation: Seeking Researchers and Women’s Organizations for UN Study

Call for Participants for Three Academic Programs in 2016 — Institute for Peace and Dialogue in Switzerland

IPD Academic Programs 2016 in Switzerland, Call for Participants

Dear Colleagues,

Institute for Peace and Dialogue launches next International Summer Academies, 3 Month CAS-Research Program and 1 Year Visitor Research Program, VRP in Switzerland.

Our experienced experts will help you to get professional and academic knowledge on 5 main Moduls: Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Security and Intercultural Dialogue.

International Summer Academies

- V Summer Academy Period: 09 - 19 August, 2016 (11 Days)

Postdoctoral Researcher SOAS, University of London — Faculty of Languages and Cultures - Centre of Islamic Studies

Dear colleagues,

Please follow the link below for details of a great postdoctoral research job working with myself and colleagues at SOAS, Lancaster and Coventry on the AHRC-funded 'Re-presenting Islam on Campus' project.

Please do circulate among your own networks and send on to individuals you think might be interested. Please also note the tight turnaround: deadline for applications is 9th May.

Many thanks!
Mathew Guest


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