Category Archives: Funding

Funding: “Predoc” scholarships for the preparation of a doctoral dissertation at the University of Cologne

Starting October 1st, 2017, the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne, the interdisciplinary graduate school of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne, offers 8 “Predoc” scholarships for the preparation of a doctoral dissertation project, each of EUR 950 monthly and for a time period of six months.
The purpose of the Predoc scholarships is to enable candidates to begin working towards a doctorate at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne immediately after obtaining their qualifying degree. The scholarship holders are supported for one semester during which they are able to develop a doctoral project with a specific focus on interdisciplinary aspects.
The application deadline is May 19, 2017. For more information about the scholarships and the application process please visit here.

Announcement:The Donner Research Prize 2017, Måns Broo

Måns Broo

The Donner Research Prize 2017  

The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History in Turku has awarded Docent, Dr. Måns Broo from Åbo Akademi University the 2017 prize for outstanding research into religion. Dr. Broo is awarded for his book The Rādhā Tantra: A Critical edition and annotated translation (Routledge, 2017).
The Donner Institute Prize is awarded annually for outstanding research in religion conducted at a Nordic university. It is intended for researchers in the field of religious studies for a significant and relatively newly published monograph or article in print or digital form. The prize sum is 5,000 Euros.
On behalf of the Donner Institute Board,
Turku, 21 April 2017
Tage Kurtén, Chairman
Ruth Illman, Secretary

Funding: Preparation of a doctoral dissertation project

International Center For The Sociology Of Religion

International Center For The Sociology Of Religion

The ICSOR Grant Program provides residence in Rome for researchers intending to carry out projects regarding the sociology of religion. The grants provided will fund initial research into hypotheses that have not been fully explored as yet. Research applications will be judged principally on the basis of the novelty the hypotheses and the innovative approaches proposed, their direct relevance and applicability to the sociology of religion, their scientific quality and methodological strengths. ICSOR Grant Awardees will be required to provide progress reports concerning their work during the entire duration of their residency and present their findings at the end of their stay in Rome and/or through a report/article published no later than one year after the end of the grant.

Please see the attachment below for more information.


Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

Dear Colleagues,

I once again would like to direct your attention to the current announcement of two PhD scholarships offered by the Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies at LMU München.

We are still accepting applications; the deadline is October 16. You can find more information on our homepage:

Best wishes,
Simone Heidegger

Dr. Simone Heidegger
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies
Oettingen-Str. 67
D-80538 München
Tel.: (+49)-89-2180-9516
Fax:  (+49)-89-2180-9801

Australia: Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

These scholarships and visiting fellowships may be of interest to some of you.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian
Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships
providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research
or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do
the same in Australia.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia’s
reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research,
support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education
and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians
opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their

Applications for the 2017 Round
The 2017 round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is now
open. Applications will close 30 June 2016 at 11:59 pm Australian
Eastern Standard Time (AEST). Please see the applications page for
further information.

What Endeavour offers
As a scholarship or fellowship recipient, you will gain invaluable
international experience in study, research or professional
The department has engaged a contractor to provide post-selection
support services to all recipients including: a dedicated case
manager, pre-departure briefings, advice on health, travel insurance,
accommodation, security, payment of allowances, and reporting to the
department on recipients’ progress.