University of Victoria Visiting Research Fellowships in Canada for Scholars (Study In Canada)

Visiting research fellowships

Course(s) Offered: Any discipline
Course Level: Research fellowships
Provider: CSRS
Country to Study in: Canada

Scholarship Description
The Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (CSRS) at the University of Victoria, Canada offers Visiting Research Fellowships for scholars to study religion-related subjects. Topics may include examinations of religious themes within any academic discipline, such as listed below.

The purpose of the Visiting fellowship is to provide research space and an environment conducive to writing and reflection to scholars working on research projects related to religion and society.

The CSRS welcomes applications from scholars in Canada and abroad for these visiting fellowship appointments of up to twelve months duration. Applications are accepted from all disciplinary backgrounds for projects that meet its mandate of promoting the scholarly study of religion in relation to any and all aspects of society and culture, both contemporary and historical.

Canadian and international scholars; emeritus scholars; new scholars; scholars on sabbatical leave from their regular academic appointments.

Visiting research fellows are expected to:
  1. conduct their work in the centre’s quarters;
  2. support the centre through attendance at CSRS lectures, coffee discussions and special events (fellows are not required to attend all events, but are expected to participate constructively in the face-to-face dimension of the CSRS community);
  3. give one public lecture on the theme of their research;
  4. acknowledge the CSRS in all publications arising from the fellowship and notify the centre of any such books or articles.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
The Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (CSRS), University of Victoria (UVic), Canada

Fields of study
In accord with the centre’s mandate, research fellows should be working on projects that involve the scholarly study of religion in relation to any aspect of society and culture, both contemporary and historical.

This includes, but is not limited to, critical examinations of religious themes in the areas of ethics, health, environment, public policy, technology, human conflict, art, literature, the media, law, philosophy or the natural sciences. The CSRS welcome applications from individuals immersed in any academic discipline.

Number of awards
Four to six fellowships are offered annually

Sponsorship duration
Ordinarily, fellows stay between two to twelve months, however the centre will consider requests for research terms of any length

Scholarship benefits
Private office space at the CSRS, centrally located on the University of Victoria campus; university privileges including access to UVic’s libraries; and enhanced opportunities for research networking and exchange. Fellows will have access to a mailbox located in the CSRS, fax, scanner and photocopier services; and opportunities to participate in all CSRS social and academic activities

Method of Applications
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and should include a current CV and a completed visiting research fellowship application form which includes the names and contact information of two scholars who might evaluate the proposed project. The Centre may also solicit the opinions of other referees. All materials should be submitted via email to, indicating attention to Dr. Paul Bramadat, Director, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society.

Please note that any research involving human subjects will require approval of the UVic Ethics Review Board or the review board of another institution. Applications are reviewed by the CSRS Program Committee.

It is important to download and read the 2017-2018 Visiting Research Fellowship Guidelines and Application(pdf), and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on applying to this fellowship program

There is no specific deadline as applications are accepted all year round on an ongoing basis

Those who do not meet the above criteria may wish to consider becoming a "Friend" of the centre in order to be kept abreast of, and invited to, many of our lectures and social events.

The Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (CSRS) is a community of academics dedicated to the scholarly study of religion in relation to all aspects of human society, from law and politics to family and culture to history, the sciences and the arts. It has no affiliation with any religion and no religious agenda. The Center is equally interested in Eastern, Western, ancient and contemporary religions. The CSRS hosts a vibrant community of interdisciplinary scholars, researchers, students, artists, and community members through its diverse fellowship programs.

Application Deadline: Ongoing (year round)
Open for International Students: Yes

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