Welcome to the Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI), a portfolio of six distinct competitive research and writing grants and fellowships programs that together intend to significantly advance the social scientific study of religions around the globe. The premise of the GRRI is that, as religion persists in significance in the contemporary, globalizing world, the social sciences in North America need much better to understand the diversity of religions and to integrate that enhanced understanding into research, theory, and teaching.
The GRRI offers a variety of competitive funding opportunities to scholars at all stages of their careers designed to realize those scholarly ends. We welcome proposals not only from scholars who already study religion, but also those for whom the study of religion is a new but genuine interest.
We look forward to receiving great proposals from you!
— Dr. Christian Smith
Congratulations to the GRRI Round 4 Award Recipients!
Read more about the 13 researchers and their winning proposals →
To encourage a broader study of religion, particularly outside of the North Atlantic region, the Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI) is seeking applications for research funding from scholars across the social sciences.
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GRRI offers distinct competitive research and writing grants.
Find out which one fits your idea.
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