Constant H. Jacquet Research Awards

The Religious Research Association announces its annual competition for the Constant H. Jacquet Research Award to support research in religion.

Research projects must use social scientific methods and perspectives to study aspects of religion, and all proposals must discuss how the research is applicable for religious organizations, leaders, and/or practitioners. We welcome applied, client-centered projects as well as social scientific research on any aspect of religion; preference will be given to applied projects. Proposals from students, especially Ph.D. candidates, and scholars who are in the early stages of their careers are particularly encouraged; we aim to fund at least one student project per year. Applicants are required to be members of the RRA. Full-time students may join the Association at the time of their application. All others must hold membership in the RRA for at least one full year prior to the application deadline.

Funding may be used for research expenses, but not for supplemental income or capital equipment. The Religious Research Association also does not pay indirect research expenses to universities or other sponsoring organizations. Grants in excess of $4,000 to a single recipient/agency are rare.

Applications are due on April 30 of each year. Applicants will be notified of the disposition of their applications by June 15 and will be asked to submit a written acceptance of their awards within two weeks of notification. Awards become available July 1.

Recipients should plan to expend the grant within one year after accepting the award and should note RRA support in all reports of the research for which they received the grant. Award recipients are required to provide the Executive Officer with an abstract and a one-page summary of the research at its conclusion.

Award recipients are encouraged to submit their research reports for possible publication in the Review of Religious Research, subject to editorial review.

Interested persons can obtain application instructions here.

For more information about Jacquet awards please contact the Executive Officer, Gina Zurlo, at