Each year, the Center for Christian Thought awards a variable number of Research Fellowships, for scholarship on a selected theme (e.g., the 2012-2013 academic year is devoted to work on Neuroscience and the Soul). These Fellowships are awarded both to Visiting Research Fellows and Biola Research Fellows. Research Fellows meet weekly for roundtable seminars with the Center's leadership, to share ideas, present their research, and sharpen each other’s thinking around their research project.
Research Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in private roundtable seminars with Visiting Scholars, all of them experts from their respective fields, on topics related to the theme. Research Fellows will also have the opportunity to share the fruit of their research with the public:
One of the goals of the Center is to serve the local Church. One of the ways we hope to facilitate this service is through Pastor-in-Residence Fellowships, awarded to two recipients for each theme year.
The purpose of this fellowship is to bring Christian pastors into meaningful conversation with the scholarly work of the Center, in order to facilitate thoughtful teaching and pastoral counsel on these important topics. Recipients of this award will have the opportunity to:
In addition to the above fellowships, the Center also offers Course Development Grants for the purpose of stimulating the development and implementation of courses (or course segments) on the Center's theme in university curriculum. These grants are awarded accordingly: