SSRC Grants Program: New Directions in the Study of Prayer

Greetings from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) in New York City. You may have already learned of New Directions in the Study of Prayer, a recently launched SSRC project and grants program. We are writing now to seek your assistance in spreading the word about the grants program to your departmental colleagues at the University of Chicago.

The December 1 deadline for submitting Letters of Intent is fast approaching, and with this in mind we hope you will forward this email to your colleagues.

If you would also be willing to post information about the grants program on your departmental website, Facebook, and/or twitter pages, that would also be greatly appreciated.

Supported with funding from the John Templeton Foundation, New Directions in the Study of Prayer will be led by a multi-disciplinary advisory committee, including Courtney Bender (chair), Paul Bloom, Charles Hirschkind, Kevin Ladd, Hazel Markus, Birgit Meyer, Peter van der Veer, and Diane Winston. Grant awards will range from $50,000 to $200,000 in the case of researchers and up to $50,000 in the case of journalists. Letters of Intent for both fields of competition are due by December 1, 2011.

Further information is available on the SSRC’s website:

If you have any questions regarding the new grants program or the SSRC’s broader work on religion, please do not hesitate to contact us at

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