|Fellowships & Grants
The following fellowship and grant opportunities in religion and intellectual life are for advanced graduate students, junior and senior faculty, and independent scholars. We welcome information on other such funding opportunities. Please contact us with any fellowship or grant announcements you would like to see appear here.
THE FUND FOR THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION offers doctoral fellowships for African-American students and students from racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in graduate education. Students must be currently enrolled in Ph.D. or Th.D. programs in religion, theology or biblical studies. The fellowship provides financial assistance to outstanding candidates who might not otherwise have the means to complete their studies. Application deadline for 2011-2012 fellowships is March 1.
LOUISVILLE INSTITUTE GRANTS
For more information, visit www.louisville-institute.org.
Administered by the CENTER FOR CONTEMPLATIVE MIND IN SOCIETY, the Contemplative Practice Fellowship Program is made possible by funding from the Fetzer Institute and seeks to restore and renew the critical contribution that contemplative practices can make to the life of teaching and scholarship. The fellowships support individual or collaborative research leading to the development of courses and teaching materials that integrate contemplative practices into courses. Regular full-time faculty members at accredited academic institutions in the United States and Canada are eligible to apply for these fellowships. There are no citizenship restrictions. The maximum award is $10,000.
THE ASSOCIATION FOR RELIGION AND INTELLECTUAL LIFE (ARIL) sponsors annual research colloquiums in July for scholars from in and out of the academy to engage in individual research in the context of a common life that is interreligious and interdisciplinary. The Colloquium is residential and provides Fellows with room and board and the use of facilities at Columbia University. The application deadline in is March.
THE ASSOCIATION OF THEOLOGICAL SCHOOLS administers several grant programs ranging from faculty fellowships for major research projects that demonstrate significance for theological education and applicability to the life of faith communities and contemporary society to small grants for faculty who require funding for travel to special collections, gathering or processing data, specialized software, or similar direct expenses. Applicants for all grants must be full-time faculty at ATS accredited and candidate schools. Deadlines are in early January.
CHARLOTTE W. NEWCOMBE DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS encourage the study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. Fellows receive $15,000 for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing. Graduate schools will be asked to waive tuition for Newcombe Fellows. Application deadlines are in November and December.
THE CUSHWA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF AMERICAN CATHOLICISM offers dissertation awards, research awards for the study of the Irish experience in America, and research travel grants for work in the archives and libraries of the University of Notre Dame. Application deadlines are in February and December.
THE LILLY FELLOWS PROGRAM IN HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships for teacher-scholars interested in the relationship between Christianity and the academic vocation and in pursuing careers at church-related colleges or universities. The application deadline is in January.
THE PEW PROGRAM IN RELIGION AND AMERICAN HISTORY at Yale University administers a fellowship competition for historians entering the college and university teaching profession whose scholarship stresses interrelationships between religion and American history in any era and region from 1600 to 1980. Ph.D. Dissertation Summer Fellowships of $5,000, Ph.D. Dissertation Fellowships up to $17,000 and Faculty Fellowships of $37,000 are available. Fellows will attend a conference at Yale but are not required to reside at Yale during their fellowship term. The application deadline is in October. For information and applications, write:
Pew Program in Religion and American History
Grants of up to $2500 for projects that extend Collegium's mission on member campuses!
The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Collegium's sponsor, has generously offered to fund five grants of up to $2,500 each for projects that advance Collegium's mission on those campuses and in broader forums. The grants can fund course development, scholarship, and workshops that advance Catholic intellectual life and bring it into dialogue with other ways of knowing. Collegium alumni/ae at Collegium member institutions are eligible to apply for the grants, and other faculty may be included in proposals as co-applicants.
Deadline for applications is March 15, 2014. Applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee appointed by the Director of Collegium. Applications and questions should be emailed to email@example.com.
Awards will be announced by April 15, 2014. The grants will be awarded over a 12-month period beginning July 1, 2014, with a possible award period extension of an additional six months. At the close of the grant period, awardees will be responsible for submitting a report on the disbursal of funds and a two- to three-page narrative report which will be suitable for publication in Collegium News and the ACCU Update.
Applications should include:
It is essential that the narrative be clear, complete, and free from jargon. Depending on the nature and scope of the project, the Committee expects that the narrative will be two to five double-spaced typed pages in length.
3. Budget should contain an itemized list of proposed expenditures, such as stipend, travel, reference and teaching materials, fees, etc. These should be presented in the form of confirmed costs or documented cost estimates. In cases where participants request a stipend, such stipend may only be paid when the payee is off-contract (e.g., faculty on nine month contracts may only be paid stipends for work done during the three summer months off-contract). Stipends shall be limited to $125 per day for participants from the applicants' institution. Honoraria for speakers may be proposed at a rate that seems appropriate for the speaker. Support from other sources should also be listed if a project's total cost exceeds $2,500. Given the small size of the grants, the grantee institution must be willing to manage the grant without charging overhead.