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The Call for financial assistance for participation in ISSR conference is now open. For more details see here. The deadline to submit application is January 31st , 2017.

The Council has set aside limited funds to assist participants in ISSR conferences coming from countries with non-convertible currencies or having other financial difficulties to attend. Those who wish to request financial assistance from the ISSR are asked to submit their application to the General Secretary ().

Applications must contain:

  • a letter explaining the inability of the applicant to pay for participation in the Conference and certifying that the applicant will give a paper and remain in residence for the duration of the conference.
  • an abstract of about 3 pages of the paper the applicant wants to give at the conference.
  • a letter from the head of the applicant's academic department or research centre certifying that financial assistance cannot be obtained from the applicant's department, research centre or from national and international foundations.
  • a short curriculum vitae of the applicant.

Evaluation criteria:

  • the inability of the applicant to pay for the entire costs of participation must be plausible
  • the proposed paper must be of good quality.
  • a paper that has already been published in French or English will not be accepted.
  • other things being equal, priority will be given to those who have never received financial assistance to participate in an ISSR conference.
  • Procedure:
  • Applicants who are informed that their application has been approved in principle must submit the full text of their paper in English or French (between 5,000 and 6,000 words) to the General Secretary no later than June 15th, 2017.
  • Successful applicants must become members of the ISSR/SISR and must submit their papers for consideration by the Editorial Committee for publication in Social Compass.
  • Payment of financial assistance will be made only when the applicant sends the remaining part of the original ticket (not a photocopy) to the Treasurer () after the conference.


The deadline for submitting an application for financial assistance is January 31st, 2017.

Only those applicants who meet these conditions in full will be eligible for financial support from the ISSR. Applicants are also reminded that requests for funding cannot be met in full.

Final decisions rest with the Programme Committee.


Société Internationale de Sociologie des Religions

International Society for the Sociology of Religion