Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom Graduate Travel Grants

The Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom fosters dialogue on religious understanding and the separation of church and state, serves as a center for academic collaboration, and provides programs for scholars, students, educators and the public.

The Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom Graduate Travel Grants defray the cost of academic travel for CCAS Ph.D. and M.A. students working on projects related to religious freedom, religious toleration, church/state relations, the contribution of religion to civil society, etc. They may be used for the following purposes:

  • Visit an archive, repository of artifacts, or other research location.
  • Conduct interviews or other direct observation.
  • Present papers at a national or international conference related to their academic area or dissertation research.


The grants are limited to Ph.D. and M.A. students in the following disciplines: American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Economics, English, History, Islamic Studies, Judaic Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy and Public Administration.

Applications must receive the endorsement of the student’s academic advisor.


The Loeb Institute Graduate Travel Grants are competitive and typically range between $300 and $1,000.  Requests for up to $2000 will be considered in exceptional cases.

The number of awards will be limited by available funding.

Award Period:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but must be received at least one month before the travel will take place.

Application: Further details and the application form can be found here. Send completed application materials to [email protected]. Include the relevant application form and supporting documents as attachments to an email with the header “Loeb Institute Travel Grant”.