Through a generous bequest from Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr., the Committee on the Study of Religion is offering 12-month (Sep-Aug), semester (Sep-Jan; Feb-Jun), and summer (Jun-Aug) fellowships, and short-term research project awards in support of scholarly work that explore questions of religious freedom. Relevant research might include, but would not be limited to, matters of religious pluralism, the place of religion in public life, the separation of church and state, or religiously-charged conflict and intolerance in its various forms. Funding is available for individual investigators and collaborative projects. For collaborative projects, applicants must submit individually. All Harvard graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
Eligibility and Restrictions
Recipients must obtain the approval of the Committee on the Study of Religion if they wish to accept other grants or fellowships during the same period. The Committee on the Study of Religion reserves the right to decrease the amount of an award if fellows have received other funding for the same time period. Fellowship funds are not renewable or deferrable. Fellowship funds are not intended to support the dependents of a fellow and additional funding to support dependents is not available.
Full-Calendar Year Fellowship*
Academic Semester Fellowship*
Summer Term Fellowship
*Indicates open to graduate students only.
Candidates for the Loeb Graduate Fellowship are evaluated by the following criteria:
- Feasibility and quality of the proposed research;
- Outstanding academic record;
- Significance of contribution to the field.
For detailed information on the application requirements, please review the "Apply" section. All applications are submitted through CARAT.