Fichter Research Grants are awarded annually by ASR to members of the Association involved in promising sociological research on women in religion or on the intersection between religion and gender or religion and sexualities.

A total of $12,000 is available to be awarded annually, and this amount is usually distributed among several of the leading applications in the year’s competition. A single proposal should prepare a budget that includes no more than $5,000. Only exceptionally good proposals may receive this amount.


  • Dissertation research qualifies for funding, as does postdoctoral research by junior and senior scholars.
  • Although these grants are open to scholars who are pursuing or currently have a Ph.D. in a range of disciplines, the proposed research must be sociological in nature.
  • Applicants must be members of the Association for the Sociology of Religion at the time of application.

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