PostDoc Fellowship 




PostDoc Fellowships  -Available to PhD graduates


The Postdoctoral Fellowship (PostDoc) program provides up to six awards of $25,000 (plus insurance, housing & moving benefits) each year to support a two-year visiting professorship in a North American 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 PhD or ThD 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 United States and Canada are eligible to apply, and the fellowship can be assigned to theological schools, colleges, or universities in the United States 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.

In all its grantmaking, including the Postdoctoral Fellowship program, the Louisville Institute is interested in funding persons and projects with the potential to strengthen the religious life of North American Christians and their institutions while simultaneously advancing North American religious and theological scholarship.

Applicants may not submit applications to more than one Louisville Institute grant or fellowship program within the same grant year (June 1-May 31).

Questions about eligibility may be sent to Pamala Collins.


Fellowship Amount: $25,000 stipend per year (plus additional benefits)


Application Deadline: October 15, 2023 


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