Grants for Harvard Faculty

Spring Conference Grants

The CSWR invites applications to host a spring conference, offering financial support up to $20,000 (which must cover all costs, including 10 percent overhead and staffing support).

This spring (March 27-29, 2014) the CSWR is sponsoring the second in this series of annual spring conferences, "Studying Religion Across the Disciplines." The conference involves several invited scholars from outside the Cambridge/Boston area, the collaboration of a number of scholars at Harvard and in the area, and the participation of interested Harvard graduate students. All sessions will be open to the wider public.

We invite Harvard University faculty to propose a conference for the spring semester of 2015 (February 15 to April 30 inclusive). To apply, please complete and submit the following as email attachments:

Please note the following guidelines:

  • Deadline for submission is April 1.
  • Proposal narratives must articulate the rationale for the conference, its contribution(s) to scholarship, and the way(s) it would fit the mission and current profile of the CSWR.
  • The faculty member or members proposing the conference will, if the proposal is accepted, be responsible for articulating the conference theme, setting the dates (in consultation with the CSWR calendar), selecting and inviting the outside speakers, respondents, and so on. The CSWR will sponsor the conference, handle advertising and meals, and arrange accommodations and travel for out-of-town guests, offering financial support up to $20,000 (which must cover all costs, including 10 percent overhead and staffing support).
  • All funding related to the conference must be spent before June 15. Excess funds may not be applied to purposes other than the stated conference purpose.

For more information please contact cswr@hds.harvard.edu.