About Graduate Fellows Program

The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program supports, during the course of their graduate education, exceptionally well qualified young men and women who have bachelor degrees from LFP Network  Schools and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related colleges and universities in the United States.

The Three-Year Program:

Cohorts for the Lilly Graduate Fellows three-year program will commence every other year, beginning in fall, 2019.  The 2019-2022 Lilly Graduate  Fellows will enter graduate school in the fall, 2018, or in the fall, 2019. In academic year 2018/2019, the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program will select a cohort of 10 fellows who are entering PhD or equivalent graduate programs in humanities and arts at schools of their choosing.  Finalists will be selected in both academic years, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019, and will commence with the program in fall, 2019.  

Over a three year period, these Fellows, along with two mentors who are senior scholars at a Lilly Fellows Program Network School, will communicate and collaborate with each other in areas of research, teaching, and professional  development.

The program will reach completion with the introduction of the Graduate Fellows to representatives of the Lilly Fellows Program National Network at the Network’s annual national  conference.  More specifically, Lilly Graduate Fellows will participate in the following programmatic objectives:

Four Conferences:
Lilly Graduate Fellows attend four conferences over the course of three years. These conferences allow Fellows to collaborate with each other and with senior scholars and luminaries  who integrate research, teaching, vocation, and an interest in church-related higher education.

Mentoring Relationship:
Lilly Graduate Fellows will develop a relationship with two mentors who  are senior scholars at a Lilly Fellows Program Network School.

Online Colloquium:
Lilly Graduate Fellows and mentors, over the course of the three-year program, will participate in common  readings and online discussions that explore the intersections of Christianity and higher learning by drawing on classical and contemporary works of art, literature, theology, history, and philosophy.  This colloquium requires an  average time commitment of two to three hours per week. Cohorts in the past have engaged such thinkers as Simone Weil, Augustine, Dostoevsky, Dante, and Flannery O’Connor.

Lilly Graduate Fellows will receive three annual $3,000 fellowship awards for use at the Fellows’ discretion.

Nomination:

All nominees for the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program must be nominated by their LFP National Network Undergraduate institutions. Each Network Institution can nominate up to three nominees. To inquire about nomination, please contact  the LFP Network Representative at your Undergraduate Institution. To find the names and contact information for your campus representatives, click here.

LFP National Network Campus Representatives must submit up to three nominees during the academic year 2017/2018 for the 2019-2022 Program Cohort no later than November 14, 2017.

Finalists must attend an Interview Conference in late March or early April, 2019. Fellows must attend an Inaugural Conference in late July or early August, 2019. If selected, Fellows commence the program in fall, 2019, after the first year of graduate work. The LGFP will cover all expenses for these events. Final selection of the Lilly Graduate fellows is made by a selection committee and Lilly Fellows Program staff. Ten graduate fellowships will be awarded.


To learn more about eligibility, nomination guidelines, and application procedures, please follow the links below:

 

 

Copies of the Lilly Graduate Fellows Brochure and Announcement can be downloaded with the links below:

 


To learn more about the individual the Lilly Graduate Fellows Cohorts, follow the links below:


First Cohort

Second Cohort

Third Cohort

Fourth Cohort

Fifth Cohort

Sixth Cohort

Seventh Cohort

Eighth Cohort

Ninth Cohort
 
Tenth Cohort

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