As a center to support research and leadership education on American religion, the Louisville Institute seeks to nurture inquiry and conversation regarding the character, problems, contributions, and prospects of the historic institutions and commitments of American Christianity. In all its work, the institute is guided by its fundamental mission to enrich the religious life of American Christians and to encourage the revitalization of their institutions by bringing together those who lead religious institutions with those who study them so that the work of each might inform and strengthen the other.
As part of this mission, the institute is accepting applications for its Doctoral Fellowship program, which provides support for Ph.D. or Th.D. students considering theological education as their vocation. Up to ten fellowships of $2,000 a year for two years will be awarded in 2017. In addition, a colloquium of the ten fellows will meet three times during each of the two fellowship years.
Applicants must be a Ph.D. or Th.D. student currently in his/her first or second year of doctoral study in an accredited graduate program in the United States or Canada. 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 of 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.
See the Louisville Institute website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.