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 of 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.
FUNDING CYCLE, 2020
Deadline for Applications: March 30th, 2020
Announcement of Awards: Late April, 2020
Earliest Starting Date for Research Projects: May 1st, 2020
APPLYING FOR A GRANT
The ICSOR International Advisory Board oversees the Grant Program and makes recommendations to the ICSOR Scientific Committee.
The grants provide residence in Rome for the duration of a week or more to a maximum of two months. The ICSOR apartment (all inclusive, except for food and insurance) and library will be available to awardees free of charge.
RESEARCH GRANT ELIGIBILITY
If you are thinking of applying for an ICSOR Grant, ask yourself the following questions:
1) Is my research directly relevant to the sociology of religion?
2) Am I affiliated with an academic or research institution? (No grants are made available to individuals or private companies)
3) Am I willing to present my findings at the end of my stay in Rome and/or through a report/article published no later than one year after the end of the grant?
If you have answered “yes” to all the above questions, you are eligible to apply for an ICSOR Grant.
ICSOR GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Applications which do not include the following materials and meet the specified page limitations will be returned unprocessed, or deferred until a subsequent cycle of grants:
1) Face Page:
|ICSOR GRANT APPLICATION||Date Submitted:|
|If renewal, current grant:|
|Resubmission? Prior Application:|
|TITLE OF PROJECT:|
|APPLICANT’S NAME:||HIGHEST DEGREE(S)|
|TITLE of POSITION HELD:||APPLICANT’S CURRENT INSTITUTION’S MAILING ADDRESS|
|DATES OF PROPOSED PROJECT (MM/DD/YYYY) From: To:||PROPOSED DEADLINE FOR PUBLICATION|
|APPLICANT ASSURANCE: I certify that the statements herein are true, complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I am aware that any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or claims may subject me to criminal, civil, or administrative penalties. I agree to accept responsibility for the scientific conduct of the project and to provide the required progress reports if a grant is awarded as a result of this application.
SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT:
2) Scientific abstract – 1 page or less
3) Hypothesis and specific aims – 1 page
4) Research design – 4 pages, including background, preliminary data, experimental plan and methods
5) A statement on how the research is likely to advance the understanding, diffusion and quality of scientific knowledge in the field of the Sociology of religion – ½ page
6) Citations – no limit
8) Reference letter one
9) Reference letter two
10) Biographical sketch:
Provide the following information. EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with a Bachelor’s degree or other basic third-level qualification, include also post-graduate, post-doctoral and residency training if applicable.)
|INSTITUTION AND LOCATION||DEGREE||MM/YY||FIELD OF STUDY|
NOTE: The Biographical sketch may not exceed three pages. Follow the formats and instructions below.
- Personal statement
State briefly why your experience and qualifications (e.g., PD/PI, mentor, participating faculty) make you particularly suited for the project proposed in your application. Within this section you may, if you wish, outline, in brief, factors such as family responsibilities, illness, disability, or active military service that may have affected your scientific advancement or productivity to date.
- Posts and awards
List, in chronological order, previous posts, concluding with the present one. List any awards you may have received.
- Selected peer-reviewed publications
Do not include manuscripts that have been submitted but not as yet published, or publications in the making. You may choose to include selected publications based on their recency, importance to the field, and/or relevance to the research proposed here.
- Research to date
List both selected ongoing and completed research projects carried out over the past three years. Begin with the projects that are most relevant to the research proposed in the application. Indicate briefly the overall goals of the projects.
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