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Applying to the Young Scholars Program

Scholars eligible to apply are those working in a subfield of the area of religion in North America, broadly understood, who have a terminal degree in hand, a full-time academic position (tenure track or renewable long-term), and have launched their careers within the last seven years. Scholars are selected with the understanding that they will commit to the program for all seminar dates. Participants are expected to produce two course syllabi, with justification of teaching approach, and a publishable research article over the course of their seminars.

Applicants must submit (a) a curriculum vitae; (b) a 750-word essay indicating why they are interested in participating and describing their current and projected research and teaching interests; and (c) email information for three scholars willing to write letters of reference (portfolios with generic reference letters are not accepted).

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by June 20th. Please note that the Center will not request supporting letters until after the application is submitted and plan accordingly. The dates for the YSAR seminars will be:

  • Session I: October 12th-15th, 2023
  • Session II: April 11th-14th, 2024
  • Session III: October 17th-19th, 2024
  • Session IV: April 24th-26th, 2025

Also, participants will also be expected to join 3 virtual meetings.


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