Graduate Students

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9 Doctoral Scholarships and 10 Doctoral Fellowships at the University of Cologne

Dear list members,

Starting April 1, 2018, the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne, the integrated graduate school of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cologne, will again provide doctoral scholarships and doctoral fellowships. Both announcements might be of interest for researchers from the fields of religious studies, cultural studies or anthropology, from Germany and abroad alike. The application deadline for both announcements is November 03, 2017.

Fellowships at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at University of Victoria

The Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at UVic offers fellowships ($5000 plus a private office for a year) to people in the thesis or dissertation phases of their graduate programs. Visits of less than a year are also possible.

MA Scholarship - Islam in Contemporary Britain at Cardiff University

MA Scholarship - Islam in Contemporary Britain at Cardiff University

We have one remaining fully-funded Jameel Scholarship for the MA ‘Islam in Contemporary Britain’ at the Islam-UK Centre at Cardiff University for academic year 2017/18. Closing date: 12th June. Details on how to apply are here:

Problematizing Religious Diversity in a Secular Age — McGill-CREOR Graduate Student Conference

Call for Abstracts
McGill-CREOR Graduate Student Conference

Conference topic: Problematizing Religious Diversity in a Secular Age
Dates: September 14-16, 2017
Location: McGill University, Montreal
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017

Description of the conference:

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

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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Volunteer publication opportunity for students — The Religious Observer

I'm writing on behalf of The Religious Observer, an online publication about religions! We are in the process of starting up, and we're looking for founding editors to join our team.

Would any of your religious studies or journalism students be interested? We are starting off with divisions for Buddhism, Christianity, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism, and each one needs an editor!

We are a non-profit group, so we are all working as volunteers. (These aren't paid jobs.) We're just hoping to produce an interesting, educational publication about religion!

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.


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