Now accepting applications for the 2024 Dissertation Fellowship which awards US$25,000 to support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. or Th.D. students whose research focuses on Christian faith and life.
The Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship offers US$25,000 grants to support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. or Th.D. students whose research focuses on Christian faith and life, the practice of ministry, religious trends and movements, Christian and other faith-based institutions, and religion and social issues. Dissertation projects may emerge from diverse fields such as history, systematic and practical theology, social sciences, ethics, biblical studies, etc., or may be interdisciplinary in nature. Of particular interest to the Louisville Institute are projects with the potential to bridge church and academy, and to generate new knowledge that enriches the life of the church in North America. Students applying in 2024 should expect to complete their dissertations during the 2025 calendar year.
Dissertation Fellows also attend Winter Seminar, a three-day gathering in Louisville, KY, in which award recipients from four different Louisville Institute programs gather to share their projects and engage in valuable collaboration together. Winter Seminar for this grant cycle will take place in January 22–24, 2025, and all related expenses for participants are paid by the Louisville Institute. Attending this event is a requirement of receiving a Dissertation Fellowship.
You can read more about previous Dissertation Fellows on our website.