Louisville Institute 2023 Dissertation Fellowship

2023 Dissertation Fellowship

We are now accepting applications for the 2023 Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship (DF).  This program offers $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 generate new knowledge that enriches the life of the church in North America. Students applying in 2023 should expect to complete their dissertations during the 2024 calendar year. 

Eligible applicants:

  • are candidates for a Ph.D. or Th.D. degree at an accredited graduate school in the United States or Canada, and are U.S. or Canadian citizens or international students with appropriate student visas to study in North America
  • are on track to fulfill all pre-dissertation requirements, including approval of the dissertation proposal, by February 1 of the year they apply (i.e., 2023)
  • expect to complete and defend the dissertation during the next calendar year (i.e., 2024)

Dissertation Fellows also participate in 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. 

Click here to view previous Dissertation recipients. 

For complete eligibility and application information, visit our website.

FEBRUARY 1, 2023



FALL 2023—SPRING 2024 

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