Lilly Fellows Program

The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts seeks to strengthen the quality and shape the character of church-related institutions of higher learning in the twenty-first century.  The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts consists of three distinct yet integrated initiatives.

National Network

Established in 1991 the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities addresses issues of common interest to institutions in church-related higher education.  Through their collaborative efforts, the Network's members explore the relationship of Christianity to the academic vocation, and strengthen the religious character of the institutions through a variety of activities and publications.

Postdoctoral Fellows Program

The Lilly Fellows Program offers residential two-year postdoctoral teaching fellowships at Valparaiso University for teacher-scholars who seek to renew and enrich their intellectual and spiritual lives while preparing for leadership roles in teaching and administration in church-related institutions of higher education.

Graduate Fellows Program

The Lilly Graduate Fellowship Program supports for three years of their graduate education, exceptionally well qualified young men and women who have undergraduate degrees from LFP Network Schools and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related colleges and universities in the United States.

Noteworthy News

February LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for February 2021 is now available. Click here.

2021 Lilly Network Consultation for Senior Administrators

Click Here to Register for the 2021 Lilly Network Virtual Consultation for Senior Administrators, March 23, 2021, 2:00 to 3:00 PM Central.

2021 National Conference

Save the date: The 31st annual LFP National Conference, "Science, Faith, and the Common Good," will be held at Boston College on October 8-10, 2021. Click here for more information.

Regional Conference: Reckoning and Reimagining: Envisioning a Faithful Presence

Save the date! Azusa Pacific University will host an online regional conference, Reckoning and Reimagining: Envisioning a Faithful Presence on May 26-27, 2021. This diverse, interdisciplinary conference will offer insights, theory, and research for reimagining the liberal arts and a robust response to the global enduring impacts of COVID-19 related to health, justice, politics, and the economy. Click here for more information.

Announcing the 2021 LFP Book Award

We are now accepting nominations for the 2021 LFP Book Award. Please nominate books that exemplifies the central ideas animating the LFP by March 1, 2021. See here for more information.

Announcing the winner of the 2020 Arlin G. Meyer Prize

We are pleased to announce that Stephen Heyde of Baylor University has won the 2020 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in the Performing Arts for Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2. For more information and to hear the piece performed, please see our official announcement.

New edition of Leading Lives that Matter released

In their second edition of Leading Lives That Matter, editors Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass compile a wide range of texts—from ancient and contemporary literature, social commentary, and philosophy—related to questions of vital interest for those who are trying to decide what to do with their lives and what kind of human beings they hope to become. Leading Lives that Matter has been an important text in many of our fellowship and grant programs, and it contains excellent resources. Click here for more information and an excerpt.

Lilly Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in learning more about membership in the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here.