Funded in 1990 by the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment, Louisville Institute awards grants and fellowships to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices, and movements, advancing scholarship to strengthen church, academy, and wider society.

Are you a pastoral leader, researcher, senior scholar, or early career scholar seeking time and funds to support a research project?  The Louisville Institute provides several grant and fellowship opportunities to fund your work.


Grant Opportunities:

Pastoral Study Project Grant

Amount: Up to $15,000

Deadline: September 1st


Project Grant for Researchers

Amount: Up to $30,000

Deadline: October 1st


Sabbatical Grant for Researchers

Amount: Up to $40,000

Deadline: November 1st


First Book Grant for Scholars of Color

Amount: Up to $40,000

Deadline: January 15th


Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: February 1st

Amount: $25,000


Other Fellowships:

Doctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship


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