Each year, the Center for Christian Thought awards a variable number of Research Fellowships, for scholarship on a selected theme. 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:
- through the popularization efforts of the Center (see our Resources page and our blog, The Table, for examples of these efforts),
- during the Center’s Annual Conference (scheduled for the end of each academic year), and
- through contribution to a published volume, edited by the Center, on the selected yearly theme.
Visiting Research Fellows
Awarded to scholars from other universities to relocate to Biola University and spend from a semester up to a year as scholars-in-residence at the Center. Awards range from $35,000–$45,000 per semester to $70,000–$90,000 per year, plus a $6,000 relocation/housing stipend per semester in residence.
Biola Research Fellows
Awarded to existing Biola University faculty, who will receive a course release to enable individual research and participation in the Center's activities.