Come Be a Spark

We grant you
the opportunity
to make a difference


We offer four grant programs which support religious and theological scholarship among three strategic constituencies: pastors, academics, and researchers for the broader church. You may apply to only one program during a given grant year, so carefully consider the program which is best for you.

See Our Grants


Three fellowship programs support the formation of ecclesiastically engaged academics for teaching and scholarship that serves the church and its ministries. Each fellowship awards stipends and links early career scholars into dynamics peer cohorts.

See Our Fellowships

Collaborative Inquiry Teams

Louisville Institute's Collaborative Inquiry Team (CIT) program supports teams typically of four to eight pastors and professors who propose projects to strenghen the life of North American Christian congregations. Teams spend 18 to 36 months exploring together an living question currently confronting church and society.

See Our CIT Grants