The Southwest Region, also known as the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, gives out a variety of awards and grants throughout the year. Information is located below and can also be found on the region's website.
John G. Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award
Persons nominated for the John G. Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award shall ordinarily be scholars recognized by their peers nationally or internationally for the quality and importance of their work. Nominees for the Gammie Award must be members of one of the participating societies and on the faculty or staff of a sponsoring institution of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.
Letters of nomination must be accompanied by the nominee's current curriculum vitae. Nominations will be kept on file for three years. Gammie Award decisions shall be based on the qualifications of nominees. Some consideration is given to seeing that the Award goes to a variety of schools.
Nominations for the award should be sent no later than December 1 to:
Junior Scholar Grant
The purpose of the Junior Scholar Grant is to encourage and support the scholarly work of newer scholars who are in the field of religious studies and who live in the Southwest Region. The grant may provide seed money for an initial project, but may also provide support for a project pursued by a Junior Scholar whose research agenda is already established.
One or two grants of up to $2,000 may be given annually, with funds provided by the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.
Applicants for the grant must be members of one of the participating societies and on the faculty or staff of a sponsoring institution of the Commission. Applicants for the grant shall ordinarily have completed their dissertation and have served in a faculty or staff position no more than ten years. Applicants should complete the Junior Scholar Grant application form, with special attention to the larger research project and how the grant would assist in completion of the project.
In the year following the grant, the Junior Scholar will provide the Board of Directors of the Southwest Commission a written report on research completed.
Application and all additional materials should be submitted by February 1. Junior Scholars applicants should attend the Regional Meeting reception in order to receive the grant.
In order to apply for the Junior Scholar Grant, follow the directions below:
Stacy L. Patty, Secretary-Treasurer