Louisville Institute Fellowship Program for Postdoctoral Degree

The Louisville Institute Fellowship Program for postdoctoral degree looks for eligible candidates who want to apply the program. Some criteria are offered and you must read them all on this article. Check the details below.




The host institution of the Louisville Institute Fellowship Program for postdoctoral degree  is the Louisville Institute. The winners will receive the scholarship award up to $25,000. It also offers insurance, housing and moving benefits. This fellowship program is designed for those who have been holding their Ph.D. degree or still completing the degree by the time of the program starts in September every year. The closing date of the fellowship is no later than 1 December annually. This program allows a wide range of disciplines such as history, ethics, historical, practical theology and many more. The fellows are going to start in the United States of America next year.

Eligibility and Criteria

The eligibility and criteria are things that you must consider before submitting your application. Some of them must be prepared soon. Without further ado, the eligibility criteria of Louisville Institute Fellowship Program for postdoctoral degree are as follow:

  • Current occupation/profession is academic degree program
  • Enrolled in first or second year of doctoral study. Preference will be given to recent Ph.D. graduates
  • Have completed all Ph.D. work and received their degree by the time the postdoctoral fellowship begins in September
  • 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 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
  • S. and Canadian citizens are welcome to apply.

How to Apply

The only method to apply the Louisville Institute Fellowship Program for postdoctoral degree is by sending the application package. The package must comprise of:

  • Curriculum Vitae or resume
  • Application Essay: In 1,500 words (double-spaced and typed in a 12-point font), describe both your interest in theological school teaching and the relationship you see between the nature of your doctoral preparation and the challenge of theological education in the twenty-first century.
  • One official copy of each of your graduate and professional school transcripts sent by the institutions or dossier service directly to the Louisville Institute
  • Two Letters of Recommendation:
    • Postdoctoral Mentor’s Letter of Recommendation: Your faculty mentor/advisor will be asked to provide a letter of support that will assess your (1) commitment to and understanding of a vocation in theological education; (2) commitment to the church in shaping your teaching vocation; and (3) promise as a teacher and researcher in theological education. The recommender should also indicate the expected date of your graduation.
    • Postdoctoral Second Letter of Recommendation: The second recommender should speak specifically to your (1) personal qualities and commitments, (2) spiritual formation, (3) service to the church, and (4) scholarly promise.

Please provide your application with the evidence of you qualification as well. You must bring your application on this following website before 1 December 2017.




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