First Book Grant Program for Minority Scholars (Louisville Institute)

First Book Grant Program for Minority Scholars (Louisville Institute)

Deadline: January 15

The Louisville Institute First Book Grant Program for Minority Scholars seeks to assist junior, non-tenured religion scholars of color to complete a major research and book project, focusing on some issue pertaining to American Christianity related to the priorities of the Louisville Institute. All too often such scholars are asked to assume a heavy set of institutional responsibilities that can make it more difficult to complete the scholarly work necessary to secure tenure. As a response, this grant program seeks to enable scholars to spend an entire academic year devoted to that research project while free of other professional responsibilities.

Amount: $40,000


Applicants must:

  • be members of a racial/ethnic minority group,
  • have an earned doctoral degree (normally the Ph.D. or Th.D.),
  • be a pre-tenured faculty member in a full-time, tenure-track position at an accredited institution of higher education (seminary, college, or university) in North America,
  • be able to negotiate a full academic year free from teaching and committee responsibilities, and
  • be engaged in a scholarly research project leading to the publication of their first (or second) book, focusing on some aspect of Christianity in North America.

(For purposes of this grant program, the term “racial/ethnic minority group” includes African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, and Pacific Islanders.)

For further information contact:
The Louisville Institute
1044 Alta Vista Road
Louisville, KY 40205-1798
Tel: (502) 992-5432
Fax: (502) 894-2286

Click here for more information.

(updated 1.24.17)

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