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Valparaiso University Lilly Graduate Fellowship

The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program supports, during the course of their graduate education, exceptionally well qualified young men and women who have bachelor degrees from LFP Network Schools and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related colleges and universities in the United States.

The Three Year Program :

Each year, the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program selects a cohort of 16 fellows who are entering Ph.D. or equivalent graduate programs in humanities and arts at schools of their choosing.

The 2011-2014 Lilly Graduate Fellows will enter graduate school in the fall, 2011.

Over a three year period, these fellows, along with two senior mentors, will communicate and collaborate with each other in areas of research, teaching, and professional development.

The program will reach completion with the introduction of the Graduate Fellows to representatives of the Lilly Fellows Program National Network at the Network’s annual national conference. More specifically, Lilly Graduate Fellows will participate in the following programmatic objectives.

  • Lilly Graduate Fellows attend 4 conferences over the course of three years. These conferences allow Fellows to collaborate with each other and with senior scholars and luminaries who integrate research, teaching, vocation, and an interest in church-related higher education.
  • Lilly Graduate Fellows will develop a relationship with two mentors who are senior scholars at a Lilly Fellows Program Network School.
  • Lilly Graduate Fellows and mentors participate in a distance colloquium that involves group readings and discussions over the course of the three year program. This colloquium requires an average time commitment of 2-3 hours per week.
  • Lilly Graduate Fellows will receive 3 annual $3,000 fellowship awards for use at the Fellows’ discretion.

Nomination :

All nominees for the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program must be nominated by their LFP National Network Undergraduate institutions. Each Network Institution can nominate up to three nominees.

To inquire about nomination, please contact the LFP Network Representative at your Undergraduate Institution. To find the names and contact information for your campus representatives, click here.

LFP National Network Campus Representatives must submit up to three nominees for the 2011-2014 Program no later than November 19, 2010.

Finalists must attend an Interview Conference on April 8-10, 2011 (overseas applicants please contact us). Fellows must attend an Inaugural Conference on August 1-4, 2011.

The LGFP will cover all expenses for these events. Final selection of the Lilly Graduate Fellows is made by a selection committee and Lilly Fellows Program staff. Fifteen graduate fellowships will be awarded.

Application Deadline for Lilly Graduate Fellowship :  January 21, 2011

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Valparaiso University Postdoctoral Fellowship

Lilly Fellowships are two-year residential fellowships for teacher-scholars who seek to renew and enrich their intellectual and spiritual lives while preparing for leadership roles at church-related institutions of higher learning.

Each academic year, three Fellows are appointed for two-year periods. Fellows are selected from applicants who evince an interest in the relationship between Christianity and the academic vocation and are considering a career at church-related colleges or universities.

Fellows are in residence at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Lilly Fellows are incorporated into a community of Christian teacher-scholars through :

  • Teaching experiences in five to seven courses over two years in appropriate departments and Christ College (Honors College) at Valparaiso University
  • Mentoring over the course of two years by a senior faculty member from the Fellow’s discipline or Christ College
  • Participation in weekly meetings of a two-year colloquium program led by Senior Fellows from Valparaiso University
  • Research opportunities for scholarly or creative work in the Fellow’s field and in the relationship of Christianity to the academic vocation
  • Opportunities to develop contact with representatives selected from the Program’s National Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities
  • Assistance in the second year with post-doctoral career planning and placement

Eligibility, Appointment, Compensation

Lilly Fellows are appointed for two years at a rank equivalent to that of instructor.

Starting salary for 2011-2013 will be $45,000 plus standard benefits, a moving allowance, and an annual professional and travel allowance. Fellows are expected to be in local residence throughout the two-year term of their appointments.

Competition for Lilly Fellowships is open to persons interested in the relationship between Christianity and the academic vocation and in considering a career at a church-related college or university. Research or dissertation topics are not restricted to religion.

For appointments beginning in the academic year 2011-2013, an applicant must have received the PhD, DMA, DFA, MFA, or equivalent terminal degree no earlier than December 2009. The degree must be completed by August 2011.

Fellows will be recruited from the following disciplines: art and art history; creative writing; history; interdisciplinary studies; languages and literatures; music and music history; philosophy; religion; rhetoric; theatre history and theatre arts.

Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their interest in the aims of the Lilly Fellows Program and a sense of commitment to explore teaching as a Christian vocation.

Application Deadline for Valparaiso University Postdoctoral Fellowship : December 14, 2010


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