Faculty Grants

The CSWR offers a limited number of grants to Harvard University faculty, including:

  • Individual awards, to support research, publication, and conversation related to the study of religions and theology in a pluralistic environment, and related cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and interreligious issues.
  • Spring Conference Grants, of up to $20,000, to support a spring semester conference.

2013-2014 Recipients

The 2014 CSWR spring conference grant was awarded to Anne Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions at HDS. The conference is titled "Studying Religion across the Disciplines," and its goal will be to initiate a lasting conversation, primarily at Harvard and in the Cambridge/Boston area, among scholars who study religion across the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and cognitive sciences.

The 2013-14 CSWR faculty grants were awarded to Giovanni Bazzana, Associate Professor of New Testament at HDS, and Dan McKanan, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association Senior Lecturer in Divinity. Bazzana's research project is titled "Biblical Translation: Theory and Practice." McKanan's research project is titled "Worldly Magic: Bringing Esoteric Economics and Ecology into the Ethical Conversation."

View past grant recipients.

For more information, please contact:

Center for the Study of World Religions
42 Francis Avenue, Cambridge 02138
617.495.4495 or cswr@hds.harvard.edu