The Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance conducts and supports research on religious tolerance from diverse perspectives, methods, and disciplines. The Boniuk Institute is currently accepting applications for Small Grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 (although outstanding proposals in excess of this amount will be considered). Eligible applicants must be current graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or faculty at Rice who will be continuing students/postdocs/faculty through AY20-21. Collaborative projects and proposals that relate to course development and support, research, speaker funds, writing, and experiential learning projects are especially encouraged.
Proposals must focus primarily or substantially on religious tolerance, and should include a public or youth education component as an output. Applications must be written for a broad, multidisciplinary audience. All disciplines and methodologies will be considered.
Funds may support research-related travel (transportation, lodging and subsistence expenses, etc.), wages (including fringe benefits) for graduate or undergraduate student workers or staff, supplies, special software needs, if the need is clearly tied to the project, and other miscellaneous research expenses. Requests for travel funding must be actual dollar estimates of anticipated expenses - per diem is not allowed. Supplemental or summer salary for the recipient is not allowed. Non-Rice collaborators are allowed, but they cannot receive wages or fringe benefits.
All project recipients must:
To apply, submit application materials listed below as a single PDF to Boniuk Institute Department Coordinator Kate Eubanks by 5pm CST on April 15, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Award notifications will be made by May 15, 2020. Awards expire on June 30, 2021.
Project description (not to exceed 1,000 words) that includes the following information:
Application deadline: April 15, 2020 5pm CST