Chapman University, Institute for the Study of Religion Postdoc

Chapman University’s Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society (IRES) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the economics of religion to start Fall 2020 and continue for up to two years. We aim to support highly promising young scholars doing research that links the study of religion to economics, political science, or sociology. Candidates selected will conduct research in at least one of these fields while at Chapman. They will also be expected to attend seminars, give at least one talk on their research, and assist with other IRES activities. Eligible candidates for the postdoctoral position will have completed their Ph.D. between August 1, 2018 and August 1, 2020. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant's previous accomplishments, the promise of the proposed research project, and the likelihood that the project will be enhanced by being carried out at IRES. Applications should include a Cover Letter, CV, Research Paper and one Letter of Recommendation. To submit your materials, please send them to Deadline for receipt of all materials is January 15, 2020.

Read More

ICSOR Grant Program: Residence in Rome

The ICSOR Grant Program provides residence in Rome for researchers intending to carry out projects regarding the sociology of religion. The grants provided will fund initial research into hypotheses that have not been fully explored as yet. Research applications will be judged principally on the basis of the novelty of the hypotheses and the innovative approaches proposed, their direct relevance and applicability to the sociology of religion, their scientific quality and methodological strengths. ICSOR Grant Awardees will be required to provide progress reports concerning their work during the entire duration of their residency and present their findings at the end of their stay in Rome and/or through a report/article published no later than one year after the end of the grant. FUNDING CYCLE, 2020 Deadline for Applications: March 30th, 2020 Announcement of Awards: Late April, 2020 Earliest Starting Date for Research Projects: May 1st, 2020 APPLYING FOR A GRANT The ICSOR International Advisory Board oversees the Grant Program and makes recommendations to the ICSOR Scientific Committee. GRANTS The grants provide residence in Rome for the duration of a week or more to a maximum of two months. The ICSOR apartment (all inclusive, except for food and insurance) and library will be available to awardees free of charge. RESEARCH GRANT ELIGIBILITY If you are thinking of applying for an ICSOR Grant, ask yourself the following questions: 1) Is my research directly relevant to the sociology of religion? 2) Am I affiliated with an academic or research institution? (No grants are made available to individuals or private companies) 3) Am I willing to present my findings at the end of my stay in Rome and/or through a report/article published no later than one year after the end of the grant? If you have answered “yes” to all the above questions, you are eligible to apply for an ICSOR Grant. MORE INFORMATION Contact Roberto Cipriani (

Read More