Faculty Development Grants
A central mission of the Center for Religion, Law, and Democracy is to support faculty scholarship and curriculum offerings that enhance explorations of the intersection of religion/values with the culture and public policy.
The Center for Religion, Law, and Democracy offers grants for faculty development in three categories: a Major Research Grant of $9,000; three Summer Research Grants of $4000; and two Curriculum Development Grants of $2000. In addition, applicants for either of the faculty research grants may apply for an additional $1000 grant to be paid toward a student research assistant associated with the research project.
The Center defines its substantive mission broadly to include issues that touch upon the relationship between religion and/or values and the law, government, public policy or culture, either nationally or internationally. Previous grants have been awarded to faculty in the anthropology, politics, religious studies, foreign languages and rhetoric departments and in the school of education and college of law.