The International Society for Science and Religion now requests proposals from institutions of higher learning to be awarded, free of charge, complete Libraries of major works in the field of science and the human spirit. These books will collectively provide for a comprehensive foundation for study, teaching and research in science and religion and related fields. Winnowed from thou- sands of books currently in print in this area, these titles are representative of the most important authors and treat the vast range of interdisciplinary subject matter at the highest level of quality and scholarship. Selected through rigorous peer review, these titles reflect no ideological or religious bias and are drawn from many faith traditions as well as authors with vigorously naturalistic perspectives.
The ISSR will select up to 150 institutions on a competitive basis to receive libraries consisting of approximately 200 matching hardbound volumes accompanied by a comprehensive Companion edition written by Society members that summarizes and critiques each volume.
Applications are especially encouraged from universities with active research and/or teaching in related fields, which can take advantage of the ISSR Library to substantially enhance the quality and impact of their work.
The ISSR Library in Science and Religion is a multi-year project designed to enhance scholarly and pedagogical access to foundational texts in this growing discipline.
Preference will be given to institutions that demonstrate the potential for high impact of these volumes on study, teaching and/or research in areas related to science and the human spirit. Preference will also be given to those institutions whose ability to obtain adequate library holdings is severely constrained by budgetary limitations.
Application should be made by members of the faculty or administration and must be accompanied by letters of interest from supervisory personnel with responsibility for library holdings and management.
Institutions will be selected in a competitive process based on their present capacity, commitment to research and study in science and religion, institutional support for related projects and original and promising plans for scholarly activity related to the Library.
Applications must be submitted online by faculty members or administrators.
Accompanying materials must include a signed statement of interest from the supervisor of the institution’s circulating library indicating a commitment to receive, display and circulate the Library.
Applications will be judged on a rolling basis. The deadline has been extended to July 15, 2011.
Enquiries can be made to:
Library Program Assistant
The International Society for Science and Religion
St. Edmunds College
Tel: +0044 (0) 1223 740724
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