The Dutch Association for the Study of Religion (Nederlands Genootschap voor Godsdienstwetenschap NGG) is the official professional organization representing the academic study of religion in the Netherlands. Its mission is to foster an interdisciplinary study of religion on a high level of academic reflection and historical understanding. Members of NGG disseminate the results of their research to a wider public, and engage actively in political and cultural debates in the Netherlands and beyond. The association provides a network of scholars that enhances the quality of academic research and that supports the next generation of scholars. To achieve these goals, the NGG organizes annual conferences, serves as a communication platform for scholars, journalists, politicians, and other societal stakeholders, and engages actively in the support of doctoral students.
Founded in 1947 following an initiative by Gerardus van der Leeuw, professor of Phenomenology of Religions, the NGG was subsequently instrumental in the foundation of the International Association for the History of Religion (IAHR).
NGG offers travel and participation grants for students and doctoral students participating in the conference (or in both the conference and the masterclass). For more information follow this link.
Source: Jurjen Drenth – Utrecht Tourism