Biola University’s Center for Christian Thought (“the Center”) will grant multiple semester- and year-long residential research fellowships in amounts up to $90,000 per year. Fellowship recipients will comprise an interdisciplinary group of approximately eight researchers per semester (some of whom will stay for only a semester, others for the entire academic year). Approximately half of the Center's fellows will be non-Biola scholars and the other half Biola faculty. Fellows will be in residence at Biola University for either the fall term (August 28, 2017 to December 15, 2017) or the spring term (January 8, 2018 to May 4, 2018) or both.
The Center invites prominent scholars from a variety of disciplines to visit the Center for a seminar with research fellows. The following scholars will be visiting the Center during the 2017-2018 year:
Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent terminal degree, identify themselves as members of the Christian tradition (broadly construed), and be willing to relocate to Biola University for one or two semesters.
Selection criteria include: fit of research proposal with focal theme and questions, coherence of the intended research plan, feasibility of the project in the specified timeframe, prior research accomplishments, and fit of research proposal with other fellowship applicants.
For those relocating to the Biola area, up to $8,000 is available (through reimbursement) for housing within 5 miles of Biola and relocation expenses. Fellows will be responsible for finding and securing their own housing arrangements.
Proposal requests from non-Biola-affiliated scholars will be for up to $90,000 for projects lasting the full 2017-2018 academic year and up to $45,000 for projects lasting one semester that academic year.
Post-doc fellowships may also be available pending qualified applicants and available funding.
Proposal requests from Biola faculty will be for teaching-load reductions sufficient to reduce their teaching to approximately one half of their normal contracted teaching load.
Non-Biola fellows will have office space in the Center, a first-rate facility built around a large conference table and designed with collaboration in mind. All fellows will meet for weekly roundtable meetings to discuss and critique one another’s research. They will also be invited to participate in a year-end conference in which they present the results of their research, some of which may then be published in an edited volume.
Each fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with Center staff to communicate their research to both academic and non-academic audiences. There are no teaching or other requirements connected to the fellowships. During the course of each semester, fellows will have the opportunity to interact with visiting scholars at the Center’s roundtable seminars. Visiting scholars will be in residence at the center for two-or three-day visits and will return to Biola in May for the end-of-year conference.
Applicants must submit the following by email to the Center’s Director, Gregg Ten Elshof, at CCT@BIOLA.EDU.
Deadline to apply: November 1, 2016
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