Thursday, May 8, 2014

University of Victoria Visiting Research Fellowships

The Centre for Studies in Religion and Society invites applications from scholars in Canada or abroad for visiting fellowship appointments of up to 12 months' duration during the 2014/15 academic year.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide research space and an environment conducive to writing and reflection to scholars working on research projects in the area of religion and society.

The centre welcomes applications from all disciplinary backgrounds for projects that meet its mandate of promoting the scholarly study of religion in relation to any and all aspects of society and culture, both contemporary and historical. Topics may include, but are not limited to, examinations of religious themes within the areas of ethics, health, law, environment, technology, government and public policy, human conflict, art, literature, the media and currents and debates in philosophy and the natural sciences.

Private office space centrally located on the scenic University of Victoria campus; a congenial, retreat-like setting; university privileges; enhanced opportunities for research networking and exchange; participation in the centre's wide range of scholarly and social activities. This is a non-stipendiary appointment with no cash value.

Four to six fellowships are offered annually. Ordinarily, fellows stay between 3 months to 12 months, but the centre will consider request for research terms of any length.
Canadian and international scholars; emeritus scholars; new scholars; scholars on sabbatical leave from their regular academic appointments.

Successful applicants will
  • conduct their work in the centre's quarters
  • participate actively in the programs and activities of the Centre
  • give at least one public seminar or lecture on the theme of their research
  • acknowledge the CSRS in all publications arising from the fellowship and notify the centre of any such books or articles for inclusion in our database.

Application Deadlines: June 30 (for winter/spring arrival); January 31 (for summer/fall arrival)

For more information and application please visit the University of Victoria Visiting Research Fellowships page.

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