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2009–2010 International Dissertation Research Grant Winners Announced PDF-NOTE: Internet Explorer Users, right click the PDF Icon and choose [save target as] if you are experiencing problems with clicking. Print

The American Academy of Religion is pleased to announce the recipients of its inaugural International Dissertation Research Grants program: Kathleen Foody, Ehud Halperin, and Ilyse Morgenstein-Fuerst.
The annual grants, designed to support AAR student members whose dissertation research requires them to travel outside of the country in which their school or university is located, are intended to help candidates complete their doctoral degrees by offsetting costs of travel, lodging, and other dissertation research-related expenses.

Foody, a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, won the $5,000 grant for students working in any subdiscipline within religious studies. She will travel to Iran for research at the Imperial Iranian Academy.

Halperin, a PhD candidate at Columbia University, and Morgenstein-Fuerst, a PhD candidate at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, won the Selva J. Raj Endowed International Dissertation Research Fellowship. Each receives $2,500. Halperin will do field research in the Kullu Valley in India, and Morgenstein-Fuerst will travel to London to research an original manuscript held by the British Library.

The grants are awarded on a competitive basis by a panel of senior AAR members selected by the AAR President. For more information about our international dissertation research grant program, click here.


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