AAR-Luce Fellowships in Religion and International Affairs

American Academy of Religion

The American Academy of Religion (AAR) invites applications for AAR-Luce Fellowships in Religion and International Affairs. The program places scholars with PhDs, from the humanities or related social sciences, or ThDs at the US Department of State, under the Department's Franklin Fellows Program. Fellows will participate in substantive work of the Department involving religion and international affairs. Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $6,500 per month plus up to $1,500 as a relocation subsidy. Funded by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Fellowship program seeks to bring scholarly knowledge and critical perspectives to the analysis of contemporary issues and the shaping of policy; and to offer scholars opportunities to contribute their expertise while learning about the functioning of a US government agency. Of particular interest currently are applicants who work on the following topics: -religion and conflict, especially the Sunni-Shia divide -religion in in East Asia, or regarding Hindu nationalism in India, or Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Burma -religion in the Western Balkans, especially interfaith relations, toleration, and Islam -refugee issues in Europe -religious freedom issues in Europe, such as anti-Semitism and anti-Islam sentiment/activity -religion issues in Latin America, including the role of Roman Catholicism -religious freedom in Central and South America -religious freedom in Africa and violent groups claiming religious motives (e.g., Boko Haram) -historical perspectives on the interaction of Christianity and Islam in Africa in the colonial era


Deadline(s):March 31, 2016 (Check back soon for 2017 competition)

Funding Type(s): Research, Travel

Eligibility: Individual (Postdoctoral)

Keyword(s): International Relations, National Security, Religion and conflict, Sunni-Shia divide, Theravada Buddhism, Religious freedom, Western Balkans, Christianity and Islam in Africa, Environment, Migrations, Refugees & Borderlands, Hindu Nationalism, Religions, Cultures & Civilizations
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