Dissertation Grants General Information
Thanks to a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., the Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) offers HTI Dissertation Scholars the opportunity to compete for ten $22,500 HTI/Lilly Dissertation Fellowships. These highly competitive fellowships are not based on financial need. To apply, students must first be enrolled in HTI and be All-But-Dissertation (ABD), and/or be able to submit an approved dissertation proposal/prospectus by February 15, 2024. Only completed applications in the HTI office by February 15th will be forwarded to the selection committee.
To be considered for a fellowship, the dissertation proposal/prospectus must show evidence of the engagement of Latine subject matters via one or more of the following: ideologies, methodologies, authors, etc. The Selection Committee needs to see clear evidence of this engagement and the bringing of new arguments from a Latine perspective in the applicant’s field.
Please carefully read the Dissertation Grant Requirements listed to ensure you are eligible.*
Dissertation Grant Requirements
- Applicant must be a full-time Latine PhD student at an HTI consortium member institution.
- The HTI consortium school must enroll the HTI scholar before they can apply for the fellowship.
- Applicant must be 1) a US-born Latine/Hispanic student, or 2) born in a Spanish-speaking and/or Portuguese-speaking Latin American country or Caribbean Island.
- Applicant must submit evidence of passed comprehensive exams and a full copy of an approved dissertation proposal/prospectus, including a bibliography.
- The dissertation proposal/prospectus must show evidence of the engagement of Latine subject matters via one or more of the following: ideologies, methodologies, authors, etc.
In addition to completing the application form, students must submit the following items:
- Curriculum vitae
- One-page vocational essay (maximum length, double-spaced)
- Two academic letters of reference (one must be a letter from the applicant’s advisor)
- One-paragraph biographical profile (maximum length 120 words, single-spaced)
- Headshot (high-resolution, full color, no selfies)
- Dissertation prospectus and bibliography
- Writing Timeline
* Please be informed that if you are also applying for any other grants funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc. (e.g., the Louisville Institute, or the Forum for Theological Exploration), and are awarded, you will need to relinquish one of the grants. Before doing so we encourage a conversation with the HTI Executive Director. Lastly, HTI Scholars are only eligible to receive one HTI Dissertation Grant during this grant cycle.