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Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Tuesday, November 10, 2015  
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Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship


The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.  Lake Institute is dedicated to fostering greater understanding of the relationship between values, spiritual beliefs and philanthropy.  To that end, the fellowship is designed to inspire research by the brightest Ph.D. students. In an effort to increase awareness of this opportunity, please consider sharing this information with emerging scholars through your website, internal listserv, listed funding opportunities or any other methods of connecting with the student research community.  Listed below is some brief information about the fellowship: 


The mission of Lake Institute on Faith & Giving is to foster a greater understanding of the ways in which faith both inspires and informs giving by providing knowledge, education, and training. The Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship supports emerging scholars studying subjects related to faith and giving in a variety of academic fields. Fellows:

  • Receive three stipend payments totaling $22,000;
  • Attend a meeting of the Lake Institute Advisory Board and meet with its Research Committee;
  • Are invited to special research-focused Lake Institute engagements;
  • Have the opportunity to take advantage of the Lake Institute’s resources and expertise;
  • And share their research through information on our website and citations in our seminars.


Applicants must:

  • Be candidates for a Ph.D. degree at a graduate school in the United States;
  • Fulfill a pre-dissertation requirement by December 31 of the year applying, including approval of the dissertation proposal with the expectation that the dissertation will be completed no later than July of the year following the fellowship grant year;
  • Have not received a similar grant or fellowship for writing of the dissertation.
  • Submit application and other requested documents by January 31st

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