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

May LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for May 2020 is now available. Click here.

LFP Grant Application Q&A Sessions

There will be two LFP Grant Application Q&A sessions hosted via Zoom. They will be Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2pm CST and Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 12pm CST. Please email Jenna Van Sickle for more details and the login information. 

Rescheduled: Catholic Intellectual Tradition Conference at Sacred Heart University

The “Catholic Intellectual Tradition Conference: Challenges and Opportunities for the Catholic University in the 21st Century,” at Sacred Heart University has been rescheduled to October 29-31, 2020. Click here for more information and to register. 

Seton Hall conference on Communication and Religion in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election 10/21-10/23

Seton Hall University will host an online conference on “Communication and Religion in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election,” on October 21-23. This conference is free to attend. Registration information is coming soon.

Valparaiso University to reschedule conference: "Religion, State, and Nationalism: Problems and Possibilities”

Valparaiso University will reschedule its special symposium, “Religion, State, and Nationalism: Problems and Possibilities,” with a new date TBD. Registration is now open. Click here for more information and to register.

2019 LFP Book Award Winner Announced

The Resilience of Religion in American Higher Education by John Schmalzbauer and Kathleen Mohoney is the 2019 winner of the LFP Book Award. For more information and to learn about the 2019 LFP Book Award Finalists, click here.

Announcing a call for Nominations for the 2020 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Music Performance

The National Board of the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities is proud to announce the 2020 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Music Performance. For more information and how to nominate, click here.

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.