• AM2018-Mattie

    Mattie Burkert, a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow, presented her research at the 2018 ACLS Annual Meeting.

  • AHPMeritKagugo

    African Humanities Program Fellow Merit Kabugo studies the discourse of rural farmers. 

  • Buddha

    The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies is a global competition. 

Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Overview


Launched in 2015, the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs (RJIA) is designed to foster new connections between scholars and journalists covering international affairs. The program is made possible by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The 2018-19 competition includes the following fellowship opportunity for individual scholars:

Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Fellowships are available to scholars pursuing research on any aspect of religion in an international context. Fellows will have access to resources and opportunities to help develop the capacities to relate their work to conversations in public policy and the media. The program also convenes a symposium during the fellowship year to connect all program-year fellows with select journalists, public policy experts, and thought partners from institutions and organizations that work at the intersection of religion, journalism, and global affairs.

Application information for the next fellowship competition is now available.

The Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs also offers grants for universities with strengths in the study of religion, journalism, and media to pursue programs that catalyze interdisciplinary collaborations. To date, ACLS has awarded six grants of $60,000 to institutions seeking to connect scholarship on religion to journalistic training and practice through a variety of activities, including new curricular ventures, public programming, and research working groups. The grants will not be offered in 2018-19.

Questions about this program may be directed to RJIA@acls.org.