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.

All LFP colleges and universities are encouraged to apply for programs supported by the National Network. Applications that involve faculty in STEM, professional fields, or the social sciences are especially encouraged. Applications are screened and grants awarded by the National Network Board.

There will be two LFP Grant Application Q&A sessions hosted via Zoom. They will be Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2pm CST and Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 12pm CST. Please email Jenna Van Sickle for more details and the login information. 


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 makes available to Network Schools small grants of $1500 and $3000 for projects that strengthen church-related higher education, but that are outside the scope of the other sponsored programs.

Click Here for A Guide to Writing Lilly National Network Grant Proposals

Prizes

The Arlin G. Meyer Prize is awarded biennially to a full-time 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

May LFP Update

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


LFP Grant Application Q&A Sessions

There will be two LFP Grant Application Q&A sessions hosted via Zoom. They will be Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2pm CST and Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 12pm CST. Please email Jenna Van Sickle for more details and the login information. 


Rescheduled: Catholic Intellectual Tradition Conference at Sacred Heart University

The “Catholic Intellectual Tradition Conference: Challenges and Opportunities for the Catholic University in the 21st Century,” at Sacred Heart University has been rescheduled to October 29-31, 2020. Click here for more information and to register. 


Seton Hall conference on Communication and Religion in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election 10/21-10/23

Seton Hall University will host an online conference on “Communication and Religion in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election,” on October 21-23. This conference is free to attend. Registration information is coming soon.


Valparaiso University to reschedule conference: "Religion, State, and Nationalism: Problems and Possibilities”

Valparaiso University will reschedule its special symposium, “Religion, State, and Nationalism: Problems and Possibilities,” with a new date TBD. Registration is now open. Click here for more information and to register.


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.


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.