Non religious belief


Grant competitions

As well as core research, the Understanding Unbelief programme will include grant competitions providing £1.25m for new research and public engagement activities. 


The first and largest grant competition is for research projects contributing to the core questions and themes of the Understanding Unbelief programme. 

RFP1 opened in summer 2016, and is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications.


The second grant competition is for early career researchers. RFP2 is now open and accepting applications. 

Deadline: 1 June 2017

Further details, including information about eligibility, are available here.


A third competition, focusing on public engagement activities, will be announced later in 2017. Academics are eligible for some portion of this funding, but this stream especially targets non-academics involved in areas such as journalism, documentary photography and filmmaking, policy, and law.