The Louisville Institute offers pastoral leaders the opportunity and resources to investigate issues related to Christian life, faith, and ministry. Through its Pastoral Study Project program, the institute enables pastoral leaders to bracket daily work routines in order to pursue a pressing and significant question for the life of faith.
Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to support independent or collaborative study projects -- projects that privilege pastoral perspectives and rhythms and honor grassroots research conducted by skilled clergy. PSP grantees may use a variety of platforms to share what they learn with a wider audience, extending their leadership in ways that can benefit the broader church and culture in North America.
The program is open to Christian clergy, church staff members, chaplains, denominational staff, and others regularly employed in recognized positions of pastoral leadership, ordained and lay. It is also open to ordained ministers who are not currently employed by a religious organization. The PSP grant is restricted to pastoral leaders in the United States and Canada. Pastoral leaders who have previously received Louisville Institute grants are eligible and encouraged to apply.
See the Louisville Institute website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.