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American Academy of Religion
Grants and Awards
To fulfill its commitment to advance research in religion, the AAR each year grants awards ranging from $500 to $5,000 each to support projects proposed by AAR members and selected by the Academy's Research Grants Review Committee.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

American Baptist Home Mission Societies
Education and Scholarships
American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is committed to providing and supporting educational opportunities that enable and empower American Baptist students and ministerial leaders to grow both personally and professionally.
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Association for Hispanic Theological Education
Advocates Latino/Latina theological education through research grants, scholarships, and affiliated programs.
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Association for the Sociology of Religion
Fichter Research Grant Competition
Applications are invited from scholars involved in promising research the area of women and religion; this includes religion and gender issues, and feminist perspectives on religion. For the 2016 competition, a total of $12,000 is available to be awarded. Dissertation research qualifies for funding. Scholars at the beginning of their careers are particularly encouraged to apply.
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Association of Theological Schools
Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology
The Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology program is designed to encourage high-quality research that promises both to contribute to theological inquiry and to provide leadership in theological scholarship. Since its inception in 1994, the program has funded intellectually rigorous research projects that emphasize the interdisciplinary character of theological scholarship and education, and address the needs of the academy, communities of faith, and the wider society. The fellowship enables each Fellow to conduct year-long research in one of several areas of theological inquiry.
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Calvin College Denominational Grants
Because Calvin receives regular contributions from the families of the Christian Reformed Church, students who are members or whose parents are members receive a reduction in tuition. The amount of the grant, which is based on the distance of the student's home from Calvin's campus, helps compensate for differences in travel costs.
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The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
Based at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies "supports scholarship and publications in the field of Holocaust studies, promotes the growth of Holocaust studies at American universities and initiates programs to ensure the ongoing training of future generations of scholars specializing in the Holocaust." Provides information on fellowships, internships, and research assistantships.
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Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences
J.K. Russell Fellowship in Religion and Science
For over twenty years, the annual J.K. Russell Fellowship in Religion and Science has enabled senior scholars in the field of theology and the natural sciences to visit the Graduate Theological Union and CTNS and to conduct research, teach courses, and present public lectures. These visiting scholars and research fellows often contribute to CTNS publications as well as give a presentation to a CTNS/GTU graduate course. The annual J.K. Russell Fellowship in Religion and Science was created in memory of John K. Russell (1896-1958). Mr. Russell, born of Italian immigrants, was an industrial engineer and humanitarian.
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Charlotte W Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Supports the final year of dissertation writing for PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose research addresses ethical or religious values.
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Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism
Research Travel Grants
Grants of up to $2000.00 to help defray travel and lodging costs are made to scholars of any academic discipline who are engaged in projects which require substantial use of the collection of the library and/or the archives of the University of Notre Dame. The library collection is particularly rich in the following areas: Catholic newspapers, history of midwestern Catholicism, Catholic literature, and history of Catholicism in the United States. Manuscripts of historical personages, records of twentieth century Catholic organizations, reports of European missionary societies, and much more material related to the American Catholic community are held in the archives.
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Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
Educational Grant Program
This grant program is available to qualified candidates preparing for certification as educators in pastoral care and counseling ministries.
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Fund For Theological Education, Inc.
From fellowships for prospective seminary students to recruitment initiatives for congregations, FTE offers many different kinds of resources for many different needs through the programs described on this web page. Scroll through the page to view a summary of all programs and fellowships.
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Greater Lansing Catholic Education Foundation
1500 East Saginaw Street, Suite 3, Lansing, MI 48906
More than 100 grants of $1000 are available to area families with children enrolled or planning to enroll in Lansing area Catholic elementary schools or Central High School. For more information call 485-8333 or a greater Lansing Catholic school.

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Detroit
Since 1895, Hebrew Free Loan Association has been serving the Jewish community of Metropolitan Detroit by making short-term loans without interest to individuals that have no other means of help. Through donations from generous individuals, Hebrew Free Loan Association assists with helping men and women achieve financial independence. Our loans enable members of the Jewish community to go to college, adopt children, establish businesses, enjoy a summer camp experience, celebrate weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs or help with an emergency that arises. According to the page header, "we provide interest free loans to Jewish residents in the state of Michigan."
(Last checked 04/04/18)

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
Scholarship Competition
Since 1974, the HIAS Scholarship Program has honored the tradition of giving from generation to generation and enabling students to fulfill their academic dreams. The annual competition offers scholarship to deserving students in the United States and Israel. The awarding of scholarships is based on academic excellence, financial need and involvement within the Jewish community.
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Holocaust Remembrance Project Scholarship
A national essay contest for high school students under 20 years old designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. Scholarships are awarded to top winning essayists, ranging from $5,000 to $2,500. Second and Third Place winners receive cash prizes of $500 and $250. 2010-2011 contest opens September 15, 2010.
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Jewish Vocational Services of Chicago
Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college students. More than $500,000 each year is available for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is available for those in the helping professions.
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Khyentse Foundation
Grants and Scholarships
Supports institutions that are engaged in the preservation of the dharma, and also enables individuals to further their own Buddhist studies and practice. This funding helps to ensure that the Buddhadharma is available to all those who seek it. Financial assistance to individuals is awarded on merit and need, regardless of nationality, ethnic origin, Buddhist tradition, or cultural background.
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Louisville Institute
The Louisville Institute is a Lilly Endowment program for the study of American religion based at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. We seek to enhance understanding of American religion and to encourage the vitality of American religious institutions through a program of grantmaking and consultations, with particular attention to Protestantism, Catholicism, the historic African-American churches, and the Hispanic religious experience. Funding opportunities include academic and general grants in the field of religion, plus grants for pastoral leaders.
Grant programs include:
(1) Christian Faith & Life : The Christian Faith and Life Grant Program supports research projects by academics and pastors designed to make more accessible to religious believers the themes of Christian faith in relation to the realities of their contemporary lives. Research periods may range from nine weeks to nine months. The maximum award is $40,000.
(2) Dissertation Fellowship : The Dissertation Fellowship Program offers $18,000 grants to support the final year of Ph.D. or Th.D. dissertation writing for students engaged in research pertaining to North American Christianity, especially projects related to the current program priorities of the Louisville Institute.
(3) First Book Grant for Minority Scholars : The First Book Grant Program for Minority Scholars assists junior, non-tenured religion scholars of color to complete a major research project on an issue in North American Christianity related to the priorities of the Louisville Institute. Research periods may range from nine weeks to nine months. The maximum award is $40,000.
(4) General Grant : The General Grant Program makes grants in April, August, and December to support a limited number of individual or collaborative projects by academics and/or pastoral leaders that will advance learning about the conditions, challenges, and possibilities facing religious life in North America today. Grant size varies.
(5) Pastoral Leadership : The Pastoral Leadership Grant program supports research projects by pastors and academics on the nature and challenges of North American pastoral leadership, with special attention to the conditions of contemporary Christian ministry and the character of pastoral excellence. Research periods may range from nine weeks to nine months. The maximum award is $40,000.
(6) Religious Institutions : The Religious Institutions Grant Program supports research projects by academics and pastors designed to encourage reflection on the theological, historical, and sociological nature of and challenges to religious organizations and institutions in contemporary North America. Research periods may range from nine weeks to nine months. The maximum award is $40,000.
(7) Sabbatical Grant for Pastoral Leaders : The Sabbatical Grants for Pastoral Leaders Program provides pastoral leaders with sustained periods of time for reflective engagement with their life and work and issues related to contemporary religious leadership. Grants of $10,000 or $15,000 support sabbaticals of eight or twelve weeks respectively.
Summer Stipend : The Summer Stipend Program offers $9,000 grants to academics and pastors engaged in research projects pertaining to North American Christianity, especially those related to the priorities of the Louisville Institute.
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Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
Offers three funding opportunities including:
(1) International Doctoral Scholarship for Studies Specializing in Jewish Fields which provides funding to help train qualified individuals for careers in Jewish scholarship and research, and to help Jewish educational, religious, and communal workers obtain advanced training for leadership positions.
(2) International Fellowship in Jewish Studies and Jewish Culture provides funding to assist well-qualified individuals in carrying out an independent scholarly, literary or art project, in a field of Jewish specialization, which makes a significant contribution to the understanding, preservation, enhancement or transmission of Jewish culture.
(3) International Community Service Scholarship which provides funding to assist well-qualified individuals to train for careers in the rabbinate, Jewish education, social work, and as religious functionaries (e.g. shohatim, mohalim) in Diaspora Jewish communities in need of such personnel.
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Nazareth Association
The Nazareth Association offers special community needs grants on a limited basis to worthy nonprofit efforts and scholarships to Michigan students who plan to attend a Catholic college or university. Those interested must submit an application, essay, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to be considered. For more information or an application form, contact the Nazareth Association office at 1-269-342-1191.
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Pollination Project
Seeks to unleash GOODNESS and expand COMPASSION all over the world. We make daily seed grants to inspiring social change-makers who are committed to a world that works for all. Our daily grant making began on January 1, 2013 and since then, we have funded a different project every single day. We also make larger impact grants of up to $5000 to projects that have demonstrated impact and success. Through a global network of grantees and community partners, we identify extraordinary grassroots leaders who would not likely qualify for funding from other foundations or institutions. Once they have the backing of The Pollination Project, grantees often leverage their grant into more funding, building their team, media attention and more.
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Presbyterian Church (USA)
Financial Aid for Services
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Religion RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center Philanthropy News Digest
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits - Religion and Social Change.
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Religious Research Association
Constant H. Jacquet Research Awards
The Religious Research Association gives awards for applied and basic research on religion each year on a competitive basis, with priority being given to applied projects. In this competition, applied research is that which has an identifiable organizational or institutional client who will use the research results for specific goal-centered activities. The committee especially encourages proposal submissions from scholars who are in the early stages of their careers, as well as proposals from students. Applied, client-centered projects are given priority, but basic research is also regularly funded. Funding may be used for research expenses and release time, but not for supplemental income or capital equipment. Grants of more than $4000 in a given year are rare.
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Resources for American Christianity
Information on Grants
Several agencies with funding from the Religion division of the Lilly Endowment provide grants or fellowships to individuals or institutions. The list here is organized according to the focus or purpose of the assistance provided.
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards:
Architecture, Accounting, Arts and Humanities, Interior Design, Liberal Arts, Planning, Religion
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Scholarships for Jewish Students via Fastweb
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United Church of Christ
Undergraduate Scholarships
Scholarship assistance to members of UCC congregations who are under 25 years and are sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate students, in any discipline, attending an accredited 4-year university or college in the United States. Awards are modest, about $500-$1,000.
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United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Loans and Scholarships
Describes a variety of opportunities including:
(1) Brandenburg - Graduate program for students 35 years of age or older
(2) HANA - Hispanic, Asian, Native American or Pacific Islander students who are juniors or seniors in college OR graduate students
(3) Ethnic - Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander or Black undergraduate students
(4) Gift of Hope - For students at any accredited college who have shown leadership within the United Methodist Church
(5) General - If student does not qualify for any of the above scholarships, request a General Application. Criteria varies - from wills and annuities
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United Methodist Church
Leadership Scholarships
A program designed to encourage active United Methodist students to attend a United Methodist-related college or university by offering up to $3,000 in scholarship funds. Sponsoring colleges and universities intentionally affirm students as God's children through the development of the whole student -- intellectually, by developing leadership capability, and growing spiritually through programs that focus on the individual student.
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United Methodist Church
Young Clergy Initiative
In the year 2032, if trends continue, the United Methodist Church will face a shortage of trained ordained elders for appointment to local congregations. This was just one of the factors which led the 2012 General Conference to create a $7 million Young Clergy Initiative Fund designed to "increase the number of young clergy among the jurisdictional conferences," to be administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM).
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United Muslim Foundation
UMF usually offers three $4,000 scholarships to High School Seniors or University Students who are UMF members. For more information contact UMF, P.O. Box 952934, Lake Mary, FL 32795; telephone : 800-863-1795 phone ext. 701. Note : scholarship program. UMF is working towards handing the administration of the scholarship to another organization so they will only be responsible for raising money to finance it.
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Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
The Wabash Center provides funds for activities that enhance teaching and learning in the fields of religion or theology. It seeks to fund projects that improve practical application of teaching and learning methods, that create a supportive environment for teachers, or that promote a sustained conversation about pedagogy. Projects might involve meetings of scholars across schools, regions, denominations, or subject areas to think about syllabi, teaching strategies, student learning styles, or teaching as a vocation. Projects might involve a single department experimenting with creative ways to enhance teaching or a doctoral institution helping their students prepare for teaching careers.
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Women of the ECLA
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World Mission Prayer League
Available for Lutheran college students. Three one-thousand dollar scholarships will be awarded. Those who receive the scholarship are in no way obligate to the World Mission Prayer League, but it is expected that recipients will offer themselves for global mission service. For more information: shine@wmpl.org .
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
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An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
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MSU Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
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Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
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If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Money for Christian College Students Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber, eds.
El Dorado Hills, Calif. : Reference Service Press, biennial. 280pp.
Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M643 2007/2009 (2005/2007 edition also available)
Now, in one place, Christian students will be available to get detailed information on the 875 biggest and best funding opportunities set aside specifically for them. Completely up to date, each of the program descriptions has been prepared from current material supplied by the sponsoring organization. Entries are divided by degree (undergraduate and graduate) and are organized so that, in seconds, you can read about the purpose, eligibility, monetary award, duration, special features, limitations, number awarded, and deadline date of any funding opportunity that interests you. In addition, you'll also find complete contact information: address, telephone number, fax number, toll-free number, e-mail address, and web site for each of these opportunities. Using the indexes, you can even target your search to look for funding opportunities by:
(1) sponsoring organization
(2) residency requirements
(3) where the money can be spent
(4) subject fields
(5) religious affiliation
(6) deadline

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.


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