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APSA Religion and Politics: requesting proposals for small grant awards

Religion and Politics: requesting proposals for small grant awards of up to $2,500 for research on religion and politics. Proposals may address any topic of theoretical, empirical, and practical significance for the study of religion and politics. Effective proposals will make clear what the author(s) intend to do, why that research is important, and how the project will be executed.

  • Please submit proposals to https://apsa.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/62/home by 11:59 PM on September 1, 2021. Awards will be announced by October 15, 2021.
  •  Funds may be spent through October 15, 2022.
  • Applicants must be members of the Religion & Politics section (note that section membership is free to graduate students).
  • Preference will be given to graduate students, recent PhDs, and untenured faculty.
  • Questions may be addressed to Amy Erica Smith, aesmith2@iastate.edu.

Deadline Extended: Call for Proposals for Section Journal Editor(s)

Politics and Religion Journal
Call for Proposals for New Editor(s)
(Extended Deadline – July 9)

The Religion and Politics section of the American Political Science Association invites applications from individuals, pairs, or teams for the editorship of Politics and Religion (P&R) from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2026. The section particularly encourages applications by pairs or teams of editors where each editor represents a different country and a variety of substantive expertise.

Interested applicants for editor should be senior scholars and members in good standing of the Religion and Politics section. Applicants are expected to have records of significant research accomplishment in the subfield of Religion and Politics, intellectual breadth and depth, an entrepreneurial approach to attracting and soliciting quality manuscripts, authors, and reviewers, and excellent administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Information for Candidates

Politics and Religion is the flagship journal for the subfield of Religion and Politics, published by Cambridge University Press. On average, P&R receives 150 submissions per year and continues to grow. As a result, serving as editor requires substantial commitments of time, intellectual effort, and management skill. It also offers an opportunity to shape the intellectual direction of the journal and the field.

The P&R editor reports to the Executive Committee of the Religion and Politics Section of APSA and to the Publishing Editor at Cambridge University Press. The editor will appoint book review editors and journal editorial board members in consultation with the section’s executive committee. The editor is required to provide at least one written report per year on the state of the journal, in addition to frequent informal consultation with the section and CUP. Cambridge University Press provides a stipend to the editor each year to defray some of the administration costs of the journal.

To Apply

Candidates should e-mail a single PDF that includes a full curriculum vita, a letter of intent or proposal that discusses vision and goals for the journal, particularly addressing the challenge of balancing international politics, American politics, comparative politics, and political philosophy in an outlet for Religion and Politics research; experiences directly relevant to the position of editor; plans for management, and organization of the journal’s workflow; and statements of financial support commitments from the host university(ies).

Applications should be sent to Nukhet A. Sandal (sandal@ohio.edu), APSA Religion and Politics Section Chair, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, July 9, 2021. All applicants will receive e-mail confirmation.

If you have questions about the editorial responsibilities and the journal’s workflow, please contact the current Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Oldmixon (Elizabeth.Oldmixon@unt.edu).

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Calling for Proposals for New Editor(s) of Section Journal

Reminder-Call for Proposals: Small Grants for Research in Religion and Politics

Reminder-Call for Proposals:
Small Grants for Research in Religion and Politics
Due August 15, 2020

Deadline Approaching: The Religion and Politics section of the American Political Science Association is requesting proposals for small grant awards of up to $3,000 for research on religion and politics. Proposals may address any topic of theoretical, empirical, and practical significance for the study of religion and politics.

Effective proposals will make clear what the author(s) intend to do, why that research is important, and how the project will be executed.

Proposals should have the following components:

  1. Cover Page: This should contain project title, author(s), institutional affiliation(s), title(s), email address(es), and a project abstract of 250 words or less.
  2. Narrative: This text should be no more than three pages, single-spaced, in a standard font. The narrative should have (at a minimum) the following sections:
    • Project Overview
    • Background and Literature Review
    • Research Design and Analysis Plans
      • In the current context of COVID-19, please address the feasibility of any travel plans, and discuss possible modifications that you might need to make.
  1. Brief Budget and Narrative Explaining Budget: Authors may request up to $3,000, though smaller budgets may be viewed favorably.
    • Please note that funds may be used for research purposes, such as hiring of research assistants, survey data collection and interviews, purchasing of data, or travel expenses (e.g., travel, lodging, food, ground transportation).
    • Funds may not be used for salary or honoraria for the researcher. University indirect costs (NDCs) will not be allowed.
  2. Bibliography containing only references cited within the proposal.
  3. Biography(ies): Please limit each author’s biography to no more than 200 words.
  4. CV(s) of author(s)
  5. Applicants who have not completed their PhDs should request a letter of support from their advisor. Letters should be emailed to APSA.Religion.Politics@gmail.com.

Award terms and requirements:

  • Please submit proposals to APSA.Religion.Politics@gmail.com by 11:59 PM on August 15, 2020.
  • Awards will be announced by September 30, 2020.
  • Funds may be spent through September 30, 2021.
  • Applicants must be members of the Religion & Politics section (note that section membership is free to graduate students).
  • Preference will be given to graduate students, recent PhDs, and untenured faculty.
  • Questions may be addressed to Amy Erica Smith, aesmith2@iastate.edu.

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