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.

2014–2015 Recipients

The 2015 CSWR spring conference grant was awarded to Andrew Teeter, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at HDS. The conference is titled "Issues in the Comprehension of Ancient Jewish Literary Art." This conference focuses on difficult methodological problems, including: how is textual meaning constituted in texts from another age and culture?; what are the standards and expectations of cohesions and coherence in ancient Jewish literature?; and, how do ancient readers recognize, decode and integrate literary features in the constitution of literary meaning?

The 2014–2015 CSWR faculty grants were awarded to Charlie Hallisey, Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures at HDS, and Michael Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at HDS. Hallisey’s research project is titled "Project of Crisis: Climate Change and the Future of the Study of Religion.” Jackson’s research project is titled "The Elementary Forms of Religious Life Revisited.

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