Our goal is to generate fresh thinking on global concerns through the free and frequent exchange of ideas across disciplines. We pursue this aim by convening research workshops at the Center's Luce Hall. From Monday to Thursday of each week, workshop members study daily in their adjacent offices, enjoy lunches together, and discuss their work in progress.


The Center of Theological Inquiry is designed to be the environment most conducive to fostering fresh thinking on a host of problems facing religion and society.
— James I. McCord, founder

Members of our Research Workshops welcome our ideal environment for collaborative research. They enjoy adjacent offices for working daily at the Center, regular conversations on work in progress, access to world-class research libraries, and an opportunity to present their workshop papers in a concluding symposium with Princeton University's Center for the Study of Religion. Members are provided with furnished short-term residences in Princeton, three miles from their daily place of work at Luce Hall and easily covered by bus, cycle, or car. A monthly housing fee of $1,600 is waived for working and lunching daily at the Center, Monday to Thursday. Workshop members cover all other costs, including living expenses and utilities. The Fall Workshop runs from mid-August to mid-December; the Spring Workshop from mid-January to mid-May. Membership is awarded for one 16-week Research Workshop at Luce Hall in the Fall or Spring of the academic year.