Funded by the Lilly Endowment and based at Louisville Seminary, the Louisville Institute supports people who lead and study North American religious institutions, advancing scholarship that contributes to church, academy, and broader society.
To that end, the institute welcomes applications to its Doctoral Fellowship program. Through the program, fellowship awards of $4,000 over two years will made to up to ten PhD/ThD students who are considering theological education as their vocation. The fellows also will be expected to participate as members of a peer-learning cohort that meets six times over the two-year period.
Eligible proposals should describe the applicant’s commitment to the Christian church and theological education and suggest how his/her doctoral work would be an appropriate preparation for a career in theological school teaching. Applicants may represent a variety of academic disciplines, including but not limited to history, ethics, the social sciences, biblical studies, and historical, systematic, and practical theology.
To be eligible, applicants must be a PhD or ThD student currently in their first or second year of doctoral study in an accredited graduate program in the United States or Canada.
See the Louisville Institute website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previously awarded fellows.