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 2020, 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 2019-2020 academic year, or to anyone having received a baccalaureate from a network institution after April 2015.

  • 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, 2020.  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 in late March or early April 2021. (overseas applicants please contact us). Fellows must attend an Inaugural Conference in late July or early August 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

LFP office closed

The Lilly Fellows Program office will be closed from November 25-29, 2019. 


November LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for November 2019 is now available. Click here.


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.


Now Accepting Applications for the 2020-2022 Lilly Postodoctoral Fellowship

The Lilly Fellows Program is now accepting applications for the 2020-2022 two-year Lilly Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at Valparaiso University. For more information, 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.