Lindsay Jones Memorial Research Fund

The Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Forum is pleased to announce a new grant program to support research on the meaning and significance of the built environment.

The Lindsay Jones Memorial Research Fund was created through a generous gift from the late Lindsay Jones. Lindsay was a groundbreaking scholar of Mesoamerican architecture most known for his two volume The Hermeneutics of Sacred Architecture, and as editor of the second edition of Mircea Eliade’s fifteen-volume Encyclopedia of faith . A longtime member of ACSF and frequent presenter at ACSF symposia, Lindsay is remembered for his highly-regarded, original research and courage for taking the road less travelled. His legacy lives on within the advancement of rigorous, innovative research supported by this fund. For Lindsay’s full biography see the In Memoriam section of the ACSF website.

The 2021 grant cycle will open on February 1st and submissions accepted until April 1st. We encourage applicants and proposals from a variety of built environment disciplines (e.g., architecture, architecture , sacred arts, urbanism, interior design, environmental psychology, material culture, phenomenology, etc.). Project proposals should identify one among the four principal areas of the fund: scholarly research, practice, service, or teaching. Successful applications might propose projects during a range of venues and media including, but not limited to, scholarly writing, film or other broadcast media, built works or projects, community engagement programs, or educational innovation.

Grants typically range from $2,000 USD – $5,000 USD. they’re awarded per annum and will be completed within a two-year period. We are especially curious about projects that advance the ACSF Mission and its vision that the planning and knowledge of the built environment can assist within the spiritual development of humanity in commission of addressing the world’s most pressing problems. We only fund individuals, not institutions or organizations, and welcome applicants from anywhere within the world. We expect to fund two to 5 projects in 2021.

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