Postdoctoral Fellowship

🏆 Available: 5
💰 $25,000
⏳ 12/01

Last year this scholarship received 63 applicant(s). $200,000 was awarded to 8 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description

The Postdoctoral Fellowship (PostDoc) programs provides up to six awards of $25,000 each year (plus housing, health benefits, and moving benefits) to support a two-year visiting professorship in a theological school, college, or university setting. Louisville Postdoctoral Fellows are accompanied by an academic mentor and a pastoral mentor. Fellows also constitute a peer learning cohort that meets a total of six times over two years.

Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. or Th.D. work and received their degree by the time the postdoctoral fellowship begins in September. Preference will be given to recent Ph.D./Th.D. graduates. Former LI Dissertation Fellows are eligible to apply for the Postdoctoral Fellowship. Scholars from the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply, and the fellowship can be assigned to theological schools, colleges, or universities in the U.S. or Canada.

Applicants should describe their commitment to the Christian church and theological education and suggest how their doctoral work has prepared them appropriately for a career in theological school teaching. Applicants may represent a variety of academic disciplines, including, but not limited to, history, ethics, the social sciences, biblical studies, historical, systematic, and practical theology, as well as interdisciplinary studies.

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Essay required

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Donor: Louisville Institute

The Louisville Institute is a Lilly Endowment-funded program based at Louisville Seminary supporting those who lead and study North American religious institutions. The fundamental mission of the Louisville Institute is to enrich the religious life of North American Christians.