THE BOOTH-SHAPLEY FELLOWSHIP
Fellowships to honor the memory of the first two presidents of IRAS, Edwin Prince Booth and Harlow Shapley, are awarded to the best proposals in response to the conference call for papers. Proposals are evaluated blind by a three-person, anonymous jury. In addition to being recognized, Shapley-Booth Fellows receive financial assistance from the Shapley-Booth Fund. The amount covers the registration fees, room and board and a contribution to travel expenses. Those who respond to the Call for Papers are automatically eligible for this award.
THE GRISWOLD SCHOLARSHIP
The Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS) offers a partial scholar-ship for each annual Summer Conference to an individual over the age of 55 who is a first-time attendee to an IRAS conference. The stipend currently covers only the recipient’s conference registration fee ($225 for an IRAS member; $325 for a non-member). Charges for conference room and board plus transportation must be paid by the recipient.
This scholarship is in honor of IRAS member, Harlan Griswold, who became involved with IRAS in the late 1960s when he was in his fifties. He was an active participant in IRAS and served on the Council for a number of terms.
Preference is given to individuals who are first-time attendees to the Summer Conferences and whose interests are congruent with the goals and purposes of IRAS. If you wish to apply, please complete this form and return it by April 10 with a completed registration form to: Marion Griswold, 46 Hastings St, Greenfield, MA 02402.
GRISWOLD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.pdf
THE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
The Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS) offers up to three (3) student scholarships/assistantships for its annual Summer Conferences. The stipend covers the Scholar’s registration fee, and room and board. Student scholarship recipients will be responsible for their own transportation costs. In return, the Scholar is expected to assist the Conference Coordinator by performing certain essential tasks such as operating the sound/recording system, working on the conference daily newspaper or other tasks as required. The performance of this work will not interfere with the Scholar’s ability to attend any of the scheduled sessions of the Conference.
Preference is given to individuals who are currently pursuing a degree, are first time attendees to the IRAS Summer Conferences and whose interests are congruent with the goals and purpose of IRAS. The scholarship recipients will be determined by the IRAS Scholarship Committee in collaboration with the Conference Coordinator and the Conference Chairpersons.
To apply for a scholarship, please provide the following information and email to Jane Bengtson, Chair of the Scholarship Committee.
Application deadline: March 31, 2016
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