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Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations

Interfaith Curriculum Grants


Announcing a third round of Interfaith Curriculum Grants!

Following on the success of our previous grants supporting the development of interfaith courses in the U.S. and Canada, the Center announces the availability of another round of grants for graduate and undergraduate curricula, as well as for professional development programs. Three to five grants of $3,000 to $5,000 each will be awarded according to the recommendations of a jury of interfaith scholars.

Submit your proposal by December 8, 2017 to develop an interfaith course according to our Request for Proposals/Grant Criteria. Winning submissions will be required to share completed syllabi, learning objectives, bibliographies, electronic resources, pedagogies, and assessment methods for us to post as interactive, open-source curriculum to encourage further interfaith learning and teaching.

In May 2016 three grants were awarded; you can expect to find their course materials posted on our website in June of 2018. Materials from the 2013 grant winners can be found by clicking here.

2016 Grant Winners

“Interfaith Encounters: Ethics & Interreligious Dialogue”
Chris Durante, PhD, MA, MSc
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Religious Studies
Manhattan College
Bronx, NY

“Passages ~ An introductory course in ritual and sacred texts of the Abrahamic religions”
Dr. Mary T. Kantor
Adjunct Lecturer
Religious & Theological Studies
Merrimack College
North Andover, MA

“Spirituality and Social Justice: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Rabbi Or Rose
Director, The Center for Global Judaism
Hebrew College
Newton Centre, MA

View Grant Criteria

Submissions must be received by December 8, 2017
Review of proposals: January - March, 2018
Announcement of winners: March 30, 2018
Courses must have been offered by May 30, 2020
Course materials must be submitted to the JCMR Center at Merrimack within 30 days of course completion.

All submissions must be received by December 8, 2017 via:

Email:,* AND
By mail (three copies) to
Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations
Merrimack College
315 Turnpike Street, S-8
North Andover, MA 01845

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