Eligibility

To be eligible for the Lilly Graduate Fellowship, nominees must intend to enter a PhD, MFA, DMA, ThD, or equivalent program at the school of their choice in fall, 2017, that will lead to a teaching career in humanities or the arts within the academy.

Nominees must want to engage modes of Christian practice and inquiry in the context of the academy and their academic disciplines and demonstrate an interest in teaching at a church-related school.

In addition, nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Nominees must have earned or be in the process of earning a baccalaureate degree from a LFP network institution.

  • Eligibility is open to seniors graduating during 2016/2017 academic year, or to anyone having received a baccalaureate from a network institution after April, 2012.

  • Nominees must be U.S. Citizens.

  • In order to receive this Fellowship, nominees must have been accepted into a PhD, MFA, ThD, or equivalent program by June 1, 2017.  The school must be located in North America.

  • Eligible disciplines are: art; art history; creative writing; history; interdisciplinary studies; languages and literature; music; music history; philosophy; religion; rhetoric; theater history; theater arts, and theology. Those applicants pursuing an MFA in creative writing must indicate their intent to continue to a PhD program.

  • Finalists must attend an Interview Conference on March 30-April 1, 2017 (overseas applicants please contact us). Fellows must attend an Inaugural Conference on July 31-August 3, 2017. The LGFP will cover all expenses for these events.

For more information, contact us via e-mail or call 219-464-5317. For an FAQ on Eligibility,click here, and Application Procedures, click here.

To fill out an Application, click here.

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2017 LFP National Conference

Registration is now open for the 2017 LFP National Conference, October 27-29, 2017, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.  For more information and to register, click here.


2017 Workshop for Senior Administrators

Registration is now open for the annual Workshop for Senior Administrators, October 24-27, 2017, at Loyola Marymount University.  For information and to register, click here.


Save the Date and Call for Papers: Upcoming 2017 Regional Conference

On October 13-14, 2017, Central College in Pella, Iowa, will host "Reason and Faith on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation."  For more information and call for papers, click here


May LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for May, 2017 is now available. Click here.


Announcing the Winner and Finalists of the 2016 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Non-fiction

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