Grants and Prizes

The Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities funds several special projects for Network institutions and awards two prizes.

Developed by the Lilly Fellows Program in cooperation with the National Network Board, these projects are intended to advance the overall mission of the Program, and to increase the participation of Network institutions in the activities and formative experiences of the LFP. These projects are held at LFP Network colleges and universities and are organized by faculty and /or administrators from the host institutions.

After the first year of membership in the National Network, all LFP colleges and universities are encouraged to apply for programs supported by the National Network. Applications are screened and grants awarded by the National Network Board.


Sponsored Programs

Mentoring Programs encourage junior faculty to acculturate themselves to the ethos and traditions of a particular Christian institution through the mentoring of senior faculty and academic leaders.

Network Exchange Programs allow network institutions to showcase distinctive projects, programs, or institutes that highlight the Christian or church-related characteristics of their institutions to faculty and administrators from other Network schools.

Regional Collaboration and Conferences Grants invite conversation about issues of church-related higher education among faculty in a particular region, on a single campus, or who share a common concern.

Small Grant Program is a pilot program that makes available to Network Schools a limited number (four to eight) of small grants of $1500 and $3000.

Summer Seminars for College Teachers are three to four-week seminars for faculty from network schools that address issues of major concern to teachers and scholars in church-related higher education. (Applications for Summer Seminars are temporarily suspended.)

Click Here for General Suggestions and Guidelines for Applying for all Sponsored Programs 

Prizes

The Arlin G. Meyer Prize is awarded biennially to a fulltime faculty member from one of the colleges and universities in the Lilly Fellows Program National Network, whose work exemplifies Christian scholarly and artistic practice. The $3000 prize honors Meyer, who served as program director of the Lilly Fellows Program from its inception in 1991 until his retirement in 2002.

The Lilly Fellows Program Book Award honors biennially an original and imaginative work from any academic discipline that best exemplifies the central ideas and principles animating the Lilly Fellows Program. These include faith and learning in the Christian intellectual tradition, the vocation of teaching and scholarship, and the history, theory, or practice of the university as the site of religious inquiry and culture.

Noteworthy News

September LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for September 2019 is now available. 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.


Follow the Exiles from Eden Blog!

The LFP is now sponsoring a new blog, Exiles from Eden.  Go check it out!