Call for Applications ReIReS Scholarships for Transnational Access

The EU funded project “Research Infrastructure on Religious Studies” (ReIReS) offers scholars the opportunity to spend 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 18, 2019.

ReIReS grants to users support for travel (standard economy airfare) and subsistence (accommodation). Users spend typically two weeks at the provider institution, meeting experts and scholars, the curator of the special collections, conservator and restorers.

Users of ReIReS transnational access 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.


You can apply here.

Application Deadline

February 17, 2019.


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 in Europe and also some of the most relevant collections of Jewish and Muslim documents and books, 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.

ReIReS Training Programme

The ReIReS Training Programme was established October 2018 and can be downloaded here. It gives an  overview of the range of expertise, sources, resources, facilities and training activities that the consortium offers to scholars.


Read more here.

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Visual: Bookshelf in the Hymnbook Archive Mainz, Photo: Thomas Hartmann, University Library Mainz.