We are pleased to announce that, beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, the Davenant Trust will be awarding two $2,500 fellowships (or, in cases of one standout candidate, one $5,000 fellowship) to cover tuition and/or living expenses for doctoral or postdoctoral research in early modern Protestantism. We invite proposals through July 15, 2016, and will announce the recipient(s) of the fellowship(s) on August 8, 2016. Current Ph.D candidates who have completed their comprehensive exams (or, for European Ph.Ds, their first year of study) are eligible to apply, as are scholars who have completed their Ph.Ds and are undertaking additional research that is unfunded or under-funded. The fellowships are intended to support research and/or translation projects on 16th and 17th-century Protestant theology, ethics, and politics. Fellowships will be awarded on the following criteria:
(1) To what extent does the proposed research dovetail with the mission and vision of the Davenant Trust and promise to be a blessing to both the church and academy?
(2) To what extent is the scholar well-qualified to undertake this project, with demonstrated academic excellence?
(3) To what extent is the scholar in significant financial need, without adequate additional funding sources to enable him/her to undertake the project?
For full details on how to apply, click here.