FTE Fellowship for PhD in Theological Education, USA

The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) is currently accepting applications for the FTE Doctoral Fellowship. The awards are available for African, Latin American, and Asian students. He or she must be pursuing PhD degree in theological – related studies. The winning fellows will receive benefit of stipend of $25,000.

Fellowship Description
The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) of offering Doctoral Fellowship for Students of Color. The fellowship is open to African, Latin American, and Asians who are enrolled in doctoral degree program. FTE is working toward improving the quality of theological education and fellowship by diversifying the faculties of theological schools.

Award Value
Stipend of $25,000 will be offered to the winning fellows.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD degree in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Applicants must be of African, Latin American, Asian, or First Nations descent enrolled or admitted full time in a Th.D. or Ph.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.
  • Applicants must be finished with coursework by the beginning of the fellowship year (September 1).
  • Applicants at the dissertation stage must be in a position to write full time during the fellowship year.
  • To be classified at the dissertation stage, applicant’s dissertation committee must have approved the dissertation research proposal and writing plan and given the student full approval to proceed before submission of an application.
  • Students enrolled in or applying to Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) programs are ineligible for this opportunity.
  • Applicants must be studying at an accredited academic institution in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, Canadian citizen or permanent resident of either country.
  • International students who hold citizenship and/ or residency outside the U.S. or Canada are not eligible for a fellowship.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only U.S and Canadian students may apply this scholarship.

Application Instruction
The application package must be consisting the materials as follow:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Three-page academic essay (maximum length, single spaced).
  • Academic form Two-page vocational essay (maximum length, single spaced).
  • Completed budget statement form (linked separately in application form).
  • Documentation from your school showing amount of financial award to be received.
  • Two academic letters of reference (one must be a letter from the applicant’s adviser).
  • One community letter of reference.
  • Current official graduate transcripts (mailed or emailed separately).

Please send transcripts and/or additional materials to: FTE Doctoral Program 160 Clairemont Ave, Suite 300 Decatur, GA 30030 Tel. 678.369.6755 Fax. 678.369.6757.

Submission Deadline
February 1 every year.

Website and Application Link



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