Now open for applications for 2019 - deadline 30 April. Decisions will be given before 1 June.

St Philip's Centre is delighted to be involved in a new scheme to support academic interfaith research. The Richard Bonney Literary Fund provides small grants for scholars in the research fields of racial and/or religious harmony in multi-faith and multicultural societies. The objective of the Fund is to facilitate and promote research and to disseminate knowledge in this area for the public benefit.

The Fund will normally make one grant annually, of no more than £500, depending on the quality of applications.
The grants are intended to help with the costs of publishing, research visits, attending conferences or seminars.

This year we encourage applications from researchers focusing on: Community cohesion and ‘the Leicester model’. Leicester has been much lauded as ‘a model of multiculturalism’ and a success story in terms of community cohesion, but is this the whole story? How does Leicester today compare with other multi-faith/multicultural/diverse cities, or with its own recent past? Why have community relations in Leicester been relatively harmonious, and what are the main challenges to the ethos and fabric of this ‘plural city’?

For more information, how to apply and contact details, see website: