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Request for Proposals: Research on Prayer

New Directions in the Study of PrayerThe Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce the launch of a major new project and grants program, New Directions in the Study of Prayer. The project aims to generate innovative research on practices of prayer and to foster the development of an interdisciplinary network of scholars and journalists engaged in the study of prayer. Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded.



The New York Times reports on SSRC-AHDP analysis of earnings changes during the recession and what they mean for women's equality. AHDP data are also being used by IBM’s Many Eyes experiment and HealthyCity’s mapping program.

International Dissertation Research Fellow Noelle Brigden contributes "Brothers in the Road: Migration and the Globalization of Love" to the From the Field series.

The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) presents a paper on the role of youth in the Tunisian transition [PDF], by Alcinda Honwana.

The Initiative on Academia and the Public Sphere recently hosted a conference in Berlin, titled The Public Mission of the Social Sciences and Humanities: Transformation and Renewal.

Frequencies, co-sponsored by the SSRC's The Immanent Frame, is a collaborative genealogy of spirituality, offering 100 posts in 100 days. Recent entries cover Philip K. Dick and Burning Man.

A number of fellowship and grant deadlines are approaching: the Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research (October 21), the International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) (November 3), the Eurasia Program Fellowships (November 15), New Directions in the Study of Prayer Grants (December 1), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship (December 1), and the Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) Fellowship (January 20).

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