Preference given to students engaged in research pertaining to North American Christianity, especially projects related to Institute mission priorities. Previous DF Fellowships DF applicants must be candidates for the Ph. These fellowships are intended to support the final year of dissertation writing.It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.Call for Proposals Award Period Each fellowship award is for 1 year, beginning July 1, 2020 or later, and is nonrenewable.Doctoral Fellows are encouraged to apply for the Dissertation Fellowship program. Transcripts must be received on or before February 1st.It is also open to outstanding students who may not intend to teach in theological education, but whose dissertation projects have the potential to strengthen the religious life of North American Christians and their institutions. Recommenders must submit their letters by February 8th. Applications must include: Every year the Louisville Institute Board appoints a selection committee to review proposals and award Dissertation Fellowships.Grantees may not accept other awards that provide a comparable stipend during the tenure of this fellowship nor may they undertake substantial outside employment (more than fifteen hours per week) without written permission.Persons who decline the offer of a Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship are ineligible to reapply in a subsequent year. The application deadline for the 2020-2021 competition is Friday, November 1, 2019.An informational webinar will be offered on Thursday, September 26th ( p.m. EST) to discuss the Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research program’s goals, the application process, and details about the competition.The fellowship funds can be used for tuition and/or institution fees, books, living expenses, equipment, travel, supplies, software, and other expenses that are directly related to conducting this research.AERA encourages cost sharing from universities in the form of tuition assistance, office space, university fees, and other expenses.