• Disciples Seminary Foundation

    DSF provides partial tuition scholarships for Disciples students in the JDP program through its partnership with Iliff School of Theology. For questions contact Eric Smith.


    The Elizabeth Iliff Warren Fellowships were presented to the School in 1925 by Louise Iliff in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Iliff Warren. Both women were founders of The Iliff School of Theology. These awards are designed to provide one year of funding to assist Iliff alumni/ae who wish to pursue further graduate work.

    Who may apply:
    • Graduates of any Masters degree program from The Iliff School of Theology
    • Currently enrolled or enrolling in the Joint Ph.D. program of The Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver, or
    • Desiring to study further at another institution

    Fellowships are awarded for one year. A stipend of up to $10,000 may be given to selected students. The fellowships are based on excellence in scholarship and a plan of study approved by the faculty.Applicants should submit a well developed statement of academic goals, a description of their program of study and its institutional location, transcripts from their recent graduate study (post-Iliff) if applicable, and two confidential letters of academic reference. Before reviewing your completed file, Iliff will add a copy of your Iliff transcript.

    Application materials should be sent to:Peggy J. BlockerDirector of Financial Aid, The Iliff School of Theology, 2323 East Iliff Avenue Denver, CO 80210e-mail: pblocker@iliff.edu

  • Fellowships

  • Dissertation Fellowships for Students in the DU/Iliff Joint Doctoral Program

    Deadline: Watch for email in Spring quarter.  

    Most recent call: JDP Dissertation Fellowship-2019.docx

    The JDP welcomes your application for one of a small number of fellowships available for students writing their dissertations.  Applications should include the following:

    • A cover letter that describes the current state of your work on the project, the significance of the project for scholarship in religious studies, and a statement of how you intend to use the funds (appropriate uses of funds include paying tuition, reducing work hours to devote more time to writing, and research expenses).
    • A three-page description and an outline of the dissertation.
    • A letter from your advisor (which should be sent directly to the JDP via jointphd@iliff.edu) attesting to the project’s quality and its significance. The letter should also indicate the progress to date on the project and anticipated time to completion.

    To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the JDP and be in good standing, have at least a 3.7 GPA, and have successfully defended the dissertation proposal at time of application. Students graduating in June 2019 are not eligible. Funds will be awarded in May and are intended to benefit students who (ideally) are within one year of completing the work.

    This is a competitive fellowship. Awards will be made on the basis of the project’s quality and potential contribution to the field of religious studies broadly defined, but priority will be given to students who have already made substantial progress and/or who may require special funding (for travel, archival research, etc.) to complete their research. Students may receive this fellowship only once.

    Questions should be sent to Mary Ball at jointphd@iliff.edu


    General Guidelines:

    • Fellowship awards should not replace or reduce existing aid.
    • Students may not be nominated for more than one fellowship per year - multiple fellowship nominations for the same student will not be accepted.
    • Total aid -- including scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans, work-study, and other resources cannot exceed the student's cost of attendance. https://www.du.edu/admission-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/graduate-cost-attendance
    • Students will be issued a refund if the total fellowship proceeds are greater than the total account due.
    • Faculty and nominees will be notified as soon as decisions are made. 

    Doctoral Fellowship:

    • NEW students only
    • Award is for 2 years totalling $9,000 distributed evenly over fall, winter, spring quarters: $1,500 per quarter.
    • Both domestic and international students who have completed their application and been admitted to the JDP are eligible
    • Must maintain a GPA of 3.5 and make satisfactory progress toward completion of degree
    • Must be enrolled for at least 8 quarter hour credits  of coursework each quarter in which fellowship is received
    • If a student drops below minimum enrollment for the quarter, the fellowship is withdrawn for that quarter
    • The JDP nominates students to JDP deans and subsequently informs those students awarded fellowships as part of their financial aid in their initial award letters

    Doctoral Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence:

    • Continuing students only.

      The fellowship is intended to support the degree completion of continuing students and should be focused on advanced students likely to complete their degrees with the added financial assistance of the fellowship.

    • Both domestic and international students who demonstrate financial need are eligible
    • Nominee may be from historically under-represented groups at DU and/or in their profession, first generation college graduates (neither parent earned a bachelor’s degree), from rural/disadvantage areas, single parents and/or graduate students who have experiences overcoming significant challenges in their path toward completing a doctoral program (examples include but are not limited to managing a disability, being of a gender historically underrepresented in your graduate field of study, and being a Veteran)
    • Award is for 2 years, $9,000 - distributed evenly over fall, winter, spring quarters: $1,500 per quarter.
    • Must maintain a GPA of 3.5 and make satisfactory progress toward completion of degree
    • Must be enrolled in at least 8 credit hours each quarter the fellowship is received, including CE (continuous enrollment).
    • If a student drops below minimum enrollment for the quarter, the fellowship is withdrawn for that quarter
    • OGE allocates a set number of these awards to each program. For 2019-20 the JDP received one doctoral fellowship for IE.

    OGE Dissertation Fellowship

    Eligibility:  Current students who have completed their comprehensive exams with high marks and who have an approved dissertation proposal.



  • AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research


  • Albright Institute for Archaeological Research, Jerusalem

    General Fellowship Information: http://www.aiar.org/fellowships/ 

  • American Sociological Foundation Minority Fellowship


  • Ford Foundation Fellowship Program


  • FTE: Fellowships for Students of African Descent

    For full information: http://fteleaders.org/grants-fellowships/fellowships-for-doctoral-student-of-african-descent

  • FTE: Fellowships for Latino/a, Asian and First Nations Doctoral Students

    For full information: http://fteleaders.org/grants-fellowships/example-entry-under-partners

  • Institute for Humane Studies Grad Fellowship


  • The James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship


  • Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources


  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research


  • Point Foundation: The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund


  • Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarships & Resources


  • Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship

    Dissertation Teaching Fellowship at Kenyon College to encourage scholars from historically underrepresented populations to consider college rather than university teaching. The program is for scholars in the final stages of their doctoral work who need only to finish the dissertation to complete requirements for the Ph.D.

  • Other Financial Awards

  • Albert Clark Award

    Deadline for Submissions: Normally January of each year.

    The Clark Award is given to the best (and second-best) essays in the field of Religious Studies and Theology, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Two JDP students have received this award in the past four years!

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs)

    Graduate teaching assistantships are intended to provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable teaching assistance by working closely with a faculty member in an undergraduate or master’s level course. A limited number of positions are offered each year on a competitive basis. Only students in their second and third years of study are eligible to serve as GTAs.

    A call for applications will be sent to students annually during the spring quarter for positions available during the upcoming year. Every effort will be made to place successful candidates in a position that corresponds with their research interests and teaching capabilities. GTAs will be compensated at the rate of $2,500 per position, per quarter.

    Please note that, per university policy, students are not eligible for employment in work-study positions while they are working as GTAs. GTAs must demonstrate fluency in spoken English by scoring a 26 on the TOEFL speaking section or an 8 on the IELTS speaking section. All GTAs must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

    See the GTA Handbook for more information.

    GTA Application Deadline: Watch for email in Spring quarter

  • GTA Application 2019

  • CCESL Grand Challenges (DU)

    The Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning at DU offers an initiative to address interconnected issues that affect living, working, and participating in our communities.  Find general information HERE.  For information about the DU Grand Challenges Scholars Grants, including application deadlines and requirments, click HERE.

  • IRISE Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships

    IRISE (Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality is offering Postdoctoral Fellow opportunities and Conference Presentation Grants

    Check on the IRISE site for more info.

  • Grants

  • AAR Individual & Collaborative Research Grants

    For more information about the grant cycle, application process, criteria and materials, visit: https://www.aarweb.org/node/141

  • AAR Regional Development Grants

    For more information visit https://www.aarweb.org/node/167.

  • AAR Collaborative International Research Grants

    For more details about the grant visit https://www.aarweb.org/programs-services/collaborative-international-research-grants.

  • Applied Urban Communication Research Grant


  • Center for Philosphy of Religion: Cluster Group Grants

    For more information: https://philreligion.nd.edu/fellowships/research/

  • Graduate Student Professional Development Grant (GSPDG)

    For more information and application forms visit https://portfolio.du.edu/travelgrants/page/89226.

  • International Dissertation Research Grant

    For more information about application materials and procedures visit https://www.aarweb.org/node/218

  • Wabash Center Grants

    Small Project Grants (for amounts up to $5000) have a short application process and can be approved anytime throughout the year.

    Project Grants (for amounts up to $30,000) require a full application process and are awarded at two different times during the year: March 1 and October 1.

    For more information including eligibility requirements and application procedures, visit: http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/grants/default.aspx

  • Scholarships

  • Biblical Archaeology Society


  • Critical Language Scholarship


  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund


  • Lagrant Foundation Scholarship for Graduates


  • Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship


  • Society for the Study of Social Problems Ethnic Minority Grad Scholarship


  • Scholarship Opportunities for Women

    Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarships
    SBMEF Scholarship
    InGenesis Diversity Leadership Scholarship (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities)
    Association of American Indian Affairs Scholarships

  • Postdoctoral

  • Louisville Postdoctoral Fellowships


  • NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Visiting Research Scholar Program

    Full information about the program, and links to the online applications, are available on the ISAW Visiting Scholars Program page: http://isaw.nyu.edu/visiting-scholar-program

  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Education Research


  • Outside Fellowships

  • FAU Libraries and Huntington Library Joint Fellowship

    The Florida Atlantic University Libraries and the Huntington Library are jointly offering three new short-term academic research fellowships. Applications are encouraged from advanced humanities graduate students in fields related to the collections, which are particularly strong in Anglo-American political philosophy, the American and French revolutions, the English Civil War, and religion and reform movements. Further information can be found here: http://www.fau.edu/history/_includes/FAUHuntingtonLibraryFellowship.pdf

  • Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships


    Short- and Long-term fellowship opportunities for graduate students.

  • McNeil Center Fellowship in Early American Religious Studies

    The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Fellowship in Early American Religious Studies is open to candidates in any discipline researching any aspect of religion in North America and the Atlantic world before 1850.

  • Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies

    A national competition for a dissertation completion award in any field of women's studies.

  • American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grants

    Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while analyzing data and writing the doctoral dissertation. Proposals are encouraged from the full range of education research fields and other fields and disciplines engaged in education-related research. 

  • Charlotte Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship in Ethics and Religious Values

    The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner.

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