Request for Proposals: religion, technology, and human relationships

Steven Barrie-Anthony  |  February 12, 2018

The Institute of Buddhist Studies, with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, invites proposals from scholars across the academic disciplines specializing in any religious traditions, from theologians from all religious traditions, and from professional journalists, to participate in a three-year research initiative and series of meetings addressing the impacts of technologies on human relationships.

Sixteen scholars of religion, theologians, and journalists will receive grants of $10,000 each to support individual research projects and scholarly and popular publications on technologies and interpersonal presence. Grantees will gather yearly to share and hone their research and its applications, explore opportunities for collaboration, and take advantage of significant Silicon Valley and media resources.

The request for proposals for scholars of religion and theologians is available here.

The request for proposals for journalists is available here.

The deadline for submission of application materials is May 7, 2018.

Please address any questions about the program or the application process to Program Director Dr. Steven Barrie-Anthony:, (510) 500-9722.