Lake Institute on Faith and Giving Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Lake Institute helps to promote the emerging field of faith and philanthropy through multiple fellowship opportunities. We support graduate students through Graduate Assistantships at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy as well as an annual dissertation scholarship. We promote the work of young and established scholars through research collaborations and workshops on issues in the field. We continue to strive to make our Professional Development affordable to as many leaders as possible through raising scholarship support.

The Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is a one-year, $25,000 grant given annually to support a graduate student whose research engages and intersects issues within religion and philanthropy or faith and giving. It is intended to support the final year of dissertation writing for a doctoral candidate at a U.S. graduate school.

The application process for the 2020-2021 Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is now open! The application deadline is January 15, 2020. 

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