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.
Founded in 1990, the Louisville Institute is a Lilly Endowment-funded program at the Louisville Seminary supporting those who lead and study American religious institutions. The Louisville Insitute seeks to enrich the religious life of American Christians and to encourage the strengthening of their institutions, by bringing together pastors and academics so that the work of each might inform and strengthen the work of the other. The Louisville Institute offers four grant programs:
- The First Book Grant Program for Minority Scholars — Deadline: January 15
- Sabbatical Grant for Pastoral Leaders — Deadline: September 1
- Pastoral Study Project — Deadline: August 15
- Project Grant for Researchers — Deadline: October 1
- For more information, visit www.louisville-institute.org.
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
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
P.O. Box 208287 (320 Temple St.)
New Haven, CT 06520-8287