The Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) Research Team is pleased to announce research awards of $7,500 to support innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship based on IDEALS data. IDEALS is a national, longitudinal research project that seeks to understand undergraduate encounters with religious and worldview diversity. Designed in partnership with Matthew Mayhew (The Ohio State University), Alyssa Rockenbach (North Carolina State University), and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), IDEALS focuses on students’ perceptions of and engagement with worldview diversity and how collegiate experiences shape students’ pluralism orientations and attitudes toward others. The awards are made possible thanks to the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, August 1st, 2017. For more information, click here.


The Values, Interfaith Engagement, and Worldview Survey (VIEWS) helps campuses understand student perceptions of and engagement with worldview diversity. Recruitment is going on now and will continue through September 2017 (early registration) and end November 3rd (final registration). Limited space is available and campuses will be accepted into the administration on a first-come, first-serve basis. Administration will take place during the spring of 2018. Participating campuses receive support for survey administration preparation, a custom report for their institution, and individual guidance for understanding and using their results.

The deadline for institutions to register for VIEWS is Friday, November 3rd, 2017. For more information, click here.