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.
To that end, the institute's supports research, reflection, and writing by academics and pastors concerning Christian faith and life, the practice of ministry, and/or religious institutions. Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to support a diverse range of projects involving independent study, consultations, or collaborative projects by pastors and academics. Of particular interest to the institute are projects that show potential to benefit the church in North America.
Projects may employ a variety of methodological perspectives, including but not limited to historical, systematic, and practical theology; the social sciences; history; ethics; or biblical studies. They may also be interdisciplinary in nature.
The PGR program is open to both academic and pastoral leaders in the United States or Canada. Applicants must have earned the terminal degree in their chosen vocation. For pastors, this is typically the Master of Divinity degree; for academics, it is usually the Ph.D. or Th.D.
See the Louisville Institute's website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.