I'm reposting (for those who don't scroll down on blogs, and for those just now joining our game in progress) some excellent grant and paper opportunities posted here earlier by Kelly Baker and John Fea . Note that the paper prize deadline is Sept. 21.
1) The Religion and American Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association is pleased to announce its fourth annual best paper prize. Any paper that examines religion in the United States, broadly understood, and is on the program of the national American Studies Association meeting in Philadelphia is eligible for the award. Papers should be submitted electronically to dsigler at mail (dot) utexas (dot) edu by September 21. Papers should be double-spaced, in a 12pt font and contain full citations.The winner will be selected by a jury of three scholars in the field and will be announced at the caucus meeting on Friday, October 12, at 5pm. The meeting will take place at the Philadelphia Marriott, Room 501. The prize, a two-year subscription to _Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation_, has been generously provided by the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at IUPUI. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Hedstrom, hedstrom at princeton (dot) edu, or Danielle Sigler(email above).
2) Today I received announcements for two residential fellowships offered by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Of particular note to readers of this blog is the “E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Fellowship in Early American Religious Studies.” This dissertation fellowship is open to Ph.D candidates in any discipline “researching any aspect of religion in North America in the Atlantic World.” And you have plenty of time to apply—the deadline is March 1, 2008.The other fellowship is the two-year Barra Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2008-2010. The Barra Fellowship is not geared specifically to scholars studying religion, but I know that the Center is certainly open to considering those working in this area. The deadline is November 1, 2007 and I believe the search committee conducts preliminary interviews at the AHA.