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Regional Coordinator:

Donna Bowman
Honors College
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72035
USA
501-450-3631
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The Southwest Region, also known as the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, gives out a variety of awards and grants throughout the year. Information is located below and can also be found on the region's website.

John G. Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award

Persons nominated for the John G. Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award shall ordinarily be scholars recognized by their peers nationally or internationally for the quality and importance of their work. Nominees for the Gammie Award must be members of one of the participating societies and on the faculty or staff of a sponsoring institution of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.

Letters of nomination must be accompanied by the nominee's current curriculum vitae. Nominations will be kept on file for three years. Gammie Award decisions shall be based on the qualifications of nominees. Some consideration is given to seeing that the Award goes to a variety of schools.

Nominations for the award should be sent no later than December 1 to:

SWCRS
Stacy L. Patty, Secretary-Treasurer
Department of Religion
5601 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79407-2099
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Junior Scholar Grant

The purpose of the Junior Scholar Grant is to encourage and support the scholarly work of newer scholars who are in the field of religious studies and who live in the Southwest Region. The grant may provide seed money for an initial project, but may also provide support for a project pursued by a Junior Scholar whose research agenda is already established.

One or two grants of up to $2,000 may be given annually, with funds provided by the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.

Criteria

Applicants for the grant must be members of one of the participating societies and on the faculty or staff of a sponsoring institution of the Commission. Applicants for the grant shall ordinarily have completed their dissertation and have served in a faculty or staff position no more than ten years. Applicants should complete the Junior Scholar Grant application form, with special attention to the larger research project and how the grant would assist in completion of the project.

In the year following the grant, the Junior Scholar will provide the Board of Directors of the Southwest Commission a written report on research completed.

Application and all additional materials should be submitted by February 1. Junior Scholars applicants should attend the Regional Meeting reception in order to receive the grant.

Application Process

In order to apply for the Junior Scholar Grant, follow the directions below:

1. E-mail a letter of application to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it on or before December 1. The letter should include the following:

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Position and rank
  • Total number of years teaching and number of years at current institution
  • Title and nature of research project
  • Specific indication regarding how the grant will assist in the completion of the project; e.g., supplies, necessary travel, released time from summer teaching
  • Tentative time schedule for the entire project and current status
  • Some indication of the anticipated form of the published results (books or articles) and where the results might appear (publisher, if known, for a book and journal to which an article would be submitted)

2. Request two persons familiar with your scholarly work to send letters of support. Letters should be postmarked no later than February 1. Letters of support may be e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mailed to the SWCRS at:

Stacy L. Patty, Secretary-Treasurer
Department of Religion
5601 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79407-2099

3. E-mail a current curriculum vitae to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it on or before February 1.

 

This website contains archived issues of Religious Studies News from Winter 2001 through May 2013.

This site also contains archived issues of Spotlight on Teaching (May 1999 through May 2013) and Spotlight on Theological Education (March 2007 through March 2013).

For current issues of RSN, beginning with the October 2013 issue, please see here.


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