Applications for the 2019-2020 Research Workshops on Religion & Economic Inequality are open on this page from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1, 2018. Please read this Call for Applications carefully before applying below.

Applicants to our Research Workshops welcome theology's dialogue with other disciplines and appreciate our environment for collaborative research.


Research Workshops in Princeton on Religion & Economic Inequality

Fall Semester 2019 - Spring Semester 2020

The Center invites proposals from researchers in theology, economics, the humanities, and sciences

Growing disparities of income and wealth are a global concern. While poverty is a critical issue, our interdisciplinary workshops focus on inequality itself, the effects that a difference in income and wealth makes. Theology, philosophy, and religious ethics rightly address the inequalities of status experienced in society. More attention needs to be given to the related issue of economic inequality and the normative questions it raises for the humanities, in dialogue with the sciences.

We invite proposals that relate scientific questions to our concern with the social and environmental impact of economic inequality. For economists, what does extreme inequality do to an economic system? For sociologists, what is its impact on society? For political scientists, how does it affect political participation? For psychologists, what are its effects on personal wellbeing? How do the life sciences link it to public health? Is religion a variable in all these areas?

We invite proposals that connect the fundamental human concerns of the humanities with the economic reality of inequalities of income and wealth. Does extreme economic inequality impair a basic sense of human dignity, equality, and belonging in society? Does it raise new questions for theology, philosophy, history, literary studies, or the arts? For example, should the world's religions consider economic inequality a moral issue, as they have poverty and wealth?

The Center of Theological Inquiry is an independent research institution in Princeton, NJ, with an interdisciplinary program for visiting scholars who welcome theology's dialogue with other fields.

We convene research workshops, where resident members discuss their work in progress, before presenting it in a concluding symposium with Princeton University's Center for the Study of Religion. Members are provided with furnished short-term residences in Princeton to enable them to work at Luce Hall daily, Monday to Thursday. They cover all other costs, including living expenses and utilities.

Fall Workshop - Full-time in residence from August 18 to December 13, 2019

Spring Workshop - Full-time in residence from January 20 to May 15, 2020


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