In conjunction with MAVCOR's multi-year Project Cycles, the Center convenes Research Groups that meet regularly on the Yale University campus. Research Groups invite Yale students, faculty, and other interested parties to engage with work-in-progress on topics related to the Project Cycles. The Sensory Cultures of Religion Research Group represented MAVCOR's first Project Cycle, from 2008 through academic year 2014-15. Beginning in autumn 2015, the Material Economies of Religion Research Group will host conversations of interest to the second Project Cycle, which is itself scheduled to begin in 2016. Interested visitors to MAVCOR's site can review lists of current and past Research Group speakers.