The EU funded project “Research Infrastructure on Religious Studies” (ReIReS) offers scholars from any academic discipline the opportunity to spend typically two weeks in one of fourteen outstanding European research centres (libraries and archives) in Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, and Italy to carry out their research project in historical Religious Studies. Applications are welcome before February 16, 2020.

ReIReS grants to users support for travel and subsistence. Users spend usually two weeks at the provider institution and take advantage in dealing with all these materials with the constant tutorial of experts of the host provider who are specialists in the research field for which access has been requested, and who assist and guide the use and interpretation of the data.

Users should aim to publish the results of their research within a realistic period of time and preferably in open access ISI or SCOPUS refereed journals that have substantial academic impact. The support of the EU as well the use of the ReIReS services must be clearly acknowledged in the academic publication realised using ReIReS’ transnational access.


Applications are submitted online through:

Application Deadline

February 16, 2020.


This call is part of the ReIReS programme “Transnational access to special collections and archival documents” which is organised by JGU Mainz and KU Leuven. It gives access to the collections of fourteen libraries and archives, which offer their physical holdings as well as their analytical and technical data. The sources available include all kinds of material about the history of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and also Ancient and non-European Religions, granting the effective possibility of attracting the attention of new users, as well as public interest, particularly for studies concerning interreligious and interconfessional dialogue throughout history.

The ReIReS Training Programme gives an overview of the range of expertise, sources, resources, facilities and training activities that the consortium offers to scholars, and can be downloaded here.


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About ReIReS

ReIReS is a starting community of twelve European institutions that are building a unique and highly qualified infrastructure of religious studies. ReIReS brings knowledge into the field of religious pluralism in Europe, thus contributing to a stable society. It explains and implements the idea that “Knowledge Creates Understanding”. The ReIReS initiative started in February 2018, and will continue for three years. It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under Grant Agreement No. 730895.

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