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 2021, 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 for the fall 2021 Cohort is open to seniors graduating during 2020-2021 academic year, or to anyone having received a baccalaureate from a network institution after April 2016.

  • 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, 2021.  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 April 8-10, 2021. (overseas applicants please contact us). Fellows must attend an Inaugural Conference August 2-5, 2021. If selected, Fellows begin the program in fall 2021. 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 Eligibilityclick here, and Application Procedures, click here.

Noteworthy News

May LFP Update

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


2021-2023 Postdoctoral Fellowship now accepting applications

The Lilly Fellows Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in the Humanities and the Arts is accepting applications. For more information and to apply, click here.


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.