Bad Religion To Award Research Grant

Punk-poppers Bad Religion will award the second annual grant from

their Bad Religion Research Fund later this month. The fund gives

scholarships of at least $3,000 to high-school or college students for

field studies. Singer Greg Graffin, who earned a degree in

evolutionary biology from U.C.L.A. and is working toward a Ph.D. at

Cornell University, reviewed applicants' proposals, and the band as a

whole will make a decision by Tuesday (June 15). "Greg explains the

stuff that we don't understand because we're not scientists," guitarist

Greg Hetson said. The winner will receive the grant by June 25,

according to the band's official website (www.badreligion.com).