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UPCOMING COMPETITIONS 

Canada Arts Council  

Killam Research Bursary 2014

Fellowships are awarded each year, normally to full professors at Canadian universities and research institutes who have an outstanding reputation in their area of research.

Value per year                               $75,000
Duration                                        2 years
Application deadline                        Click here                       

Applicants are asked to note the new guidelines and to contact the Killam program to receive a password and NIP at the following email: killam@conseildesarts.ca.

Fulbright Program

The current competition, for awards in the 2014–2015 academic year, opens May 15, 2013, and closes November 15, 2013. 

Eligibility
Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree by December 31, 2012, or have equivalent professional experience.

 Fulbright Scholar

Traditional Fulbright Scholar awards for Canadian scholars are open to scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at a university or research centre of their choice in the United States.

 Visiting Research Chairs

Canada–U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs enable promising and prominent Canadian scholars, as well as experienced professionals, to conduct research, develop collaborations, guest lecture and/or teach at select American universities and research centres, normally for one semester, though this may be extended to a full academic year. In addition, successful candidates will have the opportunity to deliver public lectures, give seminar presentations, participate in conferences and otherwise contribute to ongoing research activities at the host institution.

Louisville Institute

The Louisville Institute offers four grant programs to support both research and inquiry by scholar/pastors and scholar/educators that strengthen the religious life of North American Christians and their institutions while simultaneously advancing American religious and theological scholarship. These grant programs aim to serve three strategic constituencies whose competence and well-being are essential to the future of the Church: pastors, younger scholars, and researchers and scholars for the broader Church.

Pastoral Study Project

The program offers pastoral leaders an opportunity to conduct serious investigation of issues related to Christian life, faith and ministry. Grants of up to $15,000 are available for study projects involving full or partial leave from the responsibilities of ministry.

Deadline: September 1

Project Grant for Researchers

The program supports a diverse range of research and research-related projects undertaken in the interest of believing communities. Projects might include short-term periods of research, consultations about one’s research involving pastors and academics, or collaborative, innovative projects that promise to enhance learning and strengthen the Church. Particularly attractive to the Louisville Institute are projects that involve both academics and pastors in genuinely collaborative inquiry. All funded projects should involve substantial opportunity for learning that will benefit the Church. Grant amounts up to $25,000 are available.

Deadline: October 1

Sabbatical Grant for Researchers

The program assists research and writing projects that will advance religious and theological scholarship in ways that also address practical issues concerning Christian faith and life, pastoral leadership, and/or religious institutions. Ordinarily applicants will be fully employed in accredited academic institutions and will be eligible for up to a full academic year leave from teaching. While pastoral leaders are eligible to apply, their proposals will likely be more competitive in the Pastoral Study Project program. Grant amounts up to $40,000 are available.

Deadline: November 1

Wabash Center

The Wabash Center provides funds for activities that enhance teaching and learning in the fields of religion and theology. It seeks to fund projects that promote a sustained conversation about pedagogy through the improvement of practical applications of teaching and learning methods, the encouragement of research and study of pedagogical issues, and the creation of a supportive environment for teaching. All proposals should maintain a reference to specific classroom practices and challenges.

Eligibility Requirements

The Wabash Center gives grants to accredited universities, colleges or seminaries in the United States and Canada and occasionally to non-profit organizations providing services to improve teaching and learning at institutions of higher education. The project director will ordinarily be a full-time faculty member in religion or theology. In colleges or universities without a department of religion or theology, we will consider, on a case-by-case basis, project directors from other departments whose primary teaching responsibility is in the area of religion.

Grant Levels

  • Small Project Grants (for amounts up to $2,500) have a short application process and can be approved anytime throughout the year. Rolling Deadline.
  • Project Grants (for amounts up to $20,000) require a full application process and are awarded twice a year. Deadlines: March 1 and October 1.

Annual Deadlines

  • March 1
  • October 1
  • Small Project Grants (up to $2,500) can be submitted at any time during the year.

In Addition
The Wabash Center also has offered particular grant programs specific to particular workshop, colloquy and conferences, such as:

Workshop Summer Fellowship and Grant Program
Colloquy Follow-up Grants
Graduate Programs Teaching Initiative
Workshops on Teaching College Introductory Courses
Educating Clergy Grants

Please consult the agency websites for more detailed information.