The Joseph Reeves Hyde Award in 宗教研究

A student stands presenting near a projection screen in a classroom
A student stands presenting near a projection screen in a classroom


The Joseph Reeves Hyde Award in 宗教研究 allows an outstanding Rhodes student to pursue a summer research project related to the discipline of 宗教研究. The project might involve travel, library research, or field work. The award may be used for such things as defraying the costs of travel, 补偿一份没有被录用的暑期工作, and purchasing material relevant to the subject. In the fall semester following the summer research, the award winner will make a formal presentation about the project to the Rhodes community. Recent recipients of the award have focused on a diverse array of topics including the practice of Christianity in Japan, contemporary worship styles among churches in Nashville, the moderate-conservative split among Southern Baptists, the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage in Spain, 和新奥尔良的巫毒教. 

奖励金额. The winner will receive a medal and an award in the range of $5,000. The recipient is not required to return any unused portion of the award to the College, but may apply it toward senior year tuition if he or she chooses.

资格. Candidates for the award must be current juniors. 资格 includes non-majors who have demonstrated excellence in the study of religion. If no candidate in a given year is judged outstanding, the award will not be made.

教师赞助商. 学生 must develop their proposals under the supervision of a member or members of the Department of 宗教研究. The completed application should indicate who will be involved in the planning and execution of the proposed project. Faculty involvement should not be so heavy as to constitute an unofficial Directed Inquiry. The supported project will not be accepted for academic credit.

应用程序. The five-page application should consist of a cover sheet with the project’s title, 学生的名字, and the name and signature of the faculty sponsor; a two-page proposal narrative explaining the nature and significance of the research and the student’s academic preparation for pursuing it; a one-page budget sheet estimating expenses associated with the project; and a one-page time table.

日历.  应用程序 should be submitted to the 宗教研究 Department Chair by early February. The award winner will be notified immediately after the selection and recognized at the College 奖 Convocation in April.

For further information, contact any member of the Department of 宗教研究.


a poster explaining the Hyde presentation on analyziing Islamophobia