Travel and Research Support

In order to promote scholarly independence, limited funding is available to Washington University undergraduate and graduate students for travel to academic conferences and research archives. These awards are intended to support and not to cover total expenses. Applications for travel support during fall semesters should be submitted by September 15 of each year and for spring semesters by January 30. Additional opportunities are available for extended summer research or internships.

Research Support Application:

  • One-page cover letter that introduces yourself and your project and that provides a timeline for the proposed or current project (including research, writing, and, if necessary, publishing)
  • Two-page summary of project and its relevance to studies of religion and politics in America (this should also include a working title)
  • One-page working bibliography
  • Projected total budget and specific desired contribution from the Center on Religion and Politics
  • One confidential letter of academic recommendation, preferably from the student’s major or graduate advisor

Please compile all requested materials, except for the confidential letter of recommendation, into a single pdf and send to by the designated deadline. Please contact Sheri Peña at (314) 935-9345 if you have any questions.