Call for Applicants for Luce/ACLS Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Program

The American Council of Learned Societies has issued a request for proposals for grants to be funded by the new Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs (RJIA). ACLS will make three grants of up to $60,000 to promote interdisciplinary collaboration at US-based institutions of higher education with existing strengths in the study of religion (in any humanistic or social science field) and journalism and communications.

This initiative has two components: a grant program for universities, and a fellowship program for humanities and social science scholars pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts. RJIA promotes interaction between the two components by facilitating research residencies for fellows at grantee institutions and by funding program-wide symposia that will bring together fellows, key contacts at grantee institutions, and journalists who cover international affairs.

The RFP, which includes information about the terms of the grants and the application process, can be found at The application deadline is March 29, 2016.