Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The Dissertation Fellowship (DF) programs offers up to ten $25,000 grants to support the final year of Ph. Applicants may not submit applications to more than one Louisville Institute grant or fellowship program within the same grant year (June 1-May 31). Upload each application requirement in *format (preferred).

The Louisville Institute also has an interest in strengthening the quality of theological school teaching. All documents must be submitted by the February 1 deadline.

This award is intended for students in their final year of graduate education who have a realistic expectation of degree completion during the 2019-2020 academic year.

The award will allow students to forgo their non-research related employment obligations to concentrate on completing their dissertation.

The fellowship information provided here applies only to Arts and Sciences doctoral programs.

Doctoral programs in the Schools of Architecture, Business, Engineering, Journalism, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work; the College of Physicians and Surgeons; and Teachers College are administered and funded through the dean’s office of each respective school.

The Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship is not intended to replace any financial support that the doctoral student would otherwise receive from the student’s doctoral institution during the period of the Louisville grant.

If the doctoral institution chooses not to cover or waive the tuition, and withdraws its financial support because of the Louisville Fellowship, then the Louisville Institute will exercise its right to withdraw the Dissertation Fellowship.

This program is also open to outstanding students who may not intend to teach in theological education, but whose dissertation projects have the potential to strengthen the religious life of North American Christians and their institutions. The Dissertation Fellowship (DF) program supports the final year Ph. Proposed projects may employ a variety of methodological perspectives, including, but not limited to, history, ethics, the social sciences, biblical studies, and historical, systematic, and practical theology. In all its grantmaking, including the Dissertation Fellowship program, LI is interested in funding projects with the potential to strengthen the religious life of North American Christians and their institutions while simultaneously advancing American religious and theological scholarship.

Preference given to students engaged in research pertaining to North American Christianity, especially projects related to Institute mission priorities. Previous DF Fellowships DF applicants must be candidates for the Ph. These fellowships are intended to support the final year of dissertation writing.


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