The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announced that the Religion, Race, and Democracy Lab at the University of Virginia has been selected as a 2020 grantee of the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs. Now in its fourth year, this innovative program connects scholars in the humanities and social sciences with journalists and media outlets to deepen public understanding of the roles religion plays in the most pressing issues faced by societies around the world, from migration and immigration, to politics and economic policy, the environment, gender and sexuality, health and medicine, media and entertainment, and more.
The Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs offers two kinds of awards that recognize outstanding projects merging scholarly research on global regions with journalistic engagement: collaborative programming grants for colleges and universities to support teams as they bridge scholarship on religion with journalistic training and practice; and fellowships for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who study religion in international contexts. The Religion, Race, and Democracy Lab has been selected as a 2020 grant recipient. As a grantee, the Religion, Race, and Democracy Lab will receive $45,000 for interdisciplinary collaborations.