THE LAKE INSTITUTE ON FAITH & GIVING
THE CENTER ON PHILANTHROPY
2012 – 2013 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP
The Lake Institute on Faith and Giving at the Center on Philanthropy, Indiana University will offer a one year doctoral dissertation fellowship of $22,000 for the academic year 2012-2013. This doctoral dissertation fellowship will be given to a scholar whose primary research focus is in the area of religion and philanthropy or faith and giving. The fellowship is intended to support the final year of dissertation writing. The fellowship stipend will be paid in three installments: $10,000 at the beginning of the 2012-2013 academic year; $10,000 at the mid-point of the 2012-2013 academic year; $2,000 upon the successful completion of the dissertation.
Applicants for the Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship must:
· be candidates for the Ph.D. degree at a graduate school in the United
· fulfill all pre-dissertation requirements by December 31, 2011,
including approval of the dissertation proposal with the expectation
that the dissertation will be completed no later than June 1, 2014.
· have not received a similar grant or fellowship for the writing of the
dissertation. Please note that Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellows may
not accept other awards that provide similar benefits in the same
academic year. Smaller awards and/or those involving limited
opportunities to teach may be permitted, at the discretion of the
Research Advisory Committee of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.
All application materials must be received by January 31, 2012.
Applications must include the following:
· an application form.
· a current resume.
· an executive summary no longer than 15 pages in length summarizing
your topic and its relevance for the understanding of an important
question(s) or issue(s) related to religion and philanthropy / faith and
giving. Please write this executive summary so that scholars outside of
your discipline would not have difficulty comprehending your proposal.
· a copy of the approved dissertation proposal describing the proposed
work, demonstrating relevance to the field of religion and philanthropy,
describing source materials and their availability, commenting on any
special skills or interests you have for carrying out the proposed work,
and giving a clear statement of the research or scholarly methodology to
· a selected bibliography no longer than two pages, double-spaced,
indicating the major theoretical, practical and critical works that bear
on your dissertation. “Selected” means you should include those works
that most clearly demonstrate your command of the scholarship necessary
to write the proposed dissertation. In most cases this will already be
part of your proposal.
· a timetable detailing your chapter outline, your progress to date, and
your schedule for the fellowship year. It should be no longer than one
· Three letters of recommendation must accompany your application: one
from your dissertation director and two from faculty members familiar
with your work.
· One official transcript from the graduate school which will award the
All requested materials must be mailed to:
Please find details below.
The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving
The Center on Philanthropy, Indiana University
ATTN: Dissertation Fellowship
550 West North Street
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202-3272