Support student work-learn and research opportunities as well as the development of new features for the DRH.

The DRH is a completely open-access, non-profit academic initiative.

The conceptualization, building and running of the DRH has been funded since 2012 primarily by a Partnership Grant on "The Evolution of Religion and Morality" granted to UBC by Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSRHC). Additional funding for DRH-related workshops has come from UBC's Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University, as well as a SSHRC Connection Grant. UBC has committed to the long-term support of the DRH as a technological platform.

In December 2016, the DRH received a small grant from the John Templeton Foundation to fund software development and other activities from 2017-2018. Most recently, we have been awarded a $2.35 million grant from Templeton to support the DRH through 2020, allowing us to complete our technical platform, increase recruitment and become a financially self-sufficient project.

The DRH is also in the early stages of collaboration with the Pulotu Database of Pacific Religions, which was funded by the John Templeton Foundation and the Marsden Fund, and the UBC-based From the Ground Up Project, funded by Canada’s SSHRC.

Our commitment to outstanding research and education is made possible by the contributions of our partners and supporters. Every donation enables us to advance this project and increase access to the history of the world’s religions and cultures. This database supports the work of scholars, researchers, teachers, students and the public – free of charge.

To learn about other ways to give, please contact:

Anna Collins, Development Manager
UBC Faculty of Arts
Tel. 604-827-0008

John Templeton Foundation
Harvard University
Stanford University
Marsden Fund
Max Planck Institute of the Science of Human History
Templeton Religion Trust

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