Request for Proposals

The Institute of Buddhist Studies, with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, invites proposals from scholars of religion from across the academic disciplines and theologians from diverse traditions to participate in a three-year research initiative and series of meetings addressing the impacts of technologies on human relationships.

Thirteen scholars of religion and theologians will receive grants of $10,000 each to support individual research projects on technologies and interpersonal presence. Grantees will gather yearly to share and hone their research and its applications, explore opportunities for collaboration, and take advantage of significant Silicon Valley and media resources.

The detailed request for proposals is available here. The deadline for the submission of application materials is May 7, 2018. Please address any questions about the program or the application process to Program Director Dr. Steven Barrie-Anthony:, (510) 500-9722.

Diane Winston
Knight Chair in Media and Religion
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
University of Southern California