Grants & Fellowships

You share your vision.
We fund your project.

Learn More

Grants and Fellowships

Be the spark.Ignite the change.

Six grant and fellowship opportunities allow pastoral leaders, researchers, early career scholars and senior scholars the opportunity to research deeper questions related to North American Christianity.

Learn More


Discover if you're eligible

Are you interested in applying, but unsure of your eligibility? Take a short eligibility quiz to determine which program is right for you.

Check Eligibility

Our Impact


Grants & Fellowships Awarded in 2024


Amount Awarded in 2024


Grant & Fellowship Team Members, Mentors & others in 2024

2025 May VTE Gathering

Funded by the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment, the Louisville Institute’s mission is to bridge Church and academy through awarding grants and fellowships to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices, and movements, and thereby promoting scholarship that strengthens Church, academy, and society, and ultimately contributes to the flourishing of the Church.

News & Notes