How to apply for a Nagel Fellowship

The Governing Board strongly encourages colleagues to meet with Nagel Institute director Joel Carpenter no later than November 10, 2017.

Deadline for online application: Friday, November 17, 2017.


Five-seven page Project Proposal---upload in PDF format

The project proposal should describe, for non-specialists, the following:

  • Problem, question, or issue the proposed project will address
  • The means by which the project will address the problem and the methodology that will be employed
  • The relation of the project to one of the major aims of the Nagel Institute
    • Conducting a study of some aspect of world Christianity
    • Partnering with Christian scholars and study centers in the global south or east on a project of Christian scholarship
    • Turning the attention and commitments of northern Christian scholars toward the priorities of Christianity in the global south and east
  • The product(s) that are anticipated, the audience(s) that will be targeted, and the means of dissemination that are anticipated
  • The participants who will be involved, their specific roles and responsibilities, and their qualifications for this particular project


Curriculum Vitae of all participants---upload in PDF format


Include a timeline/work plan and a budget that may include the following allowable costs---upload in PDF format

Please consult acceptable budget items when preparing budget

  • travel and accommodations
  • materials and contracted services;
  • meetings and collaborators, and
  • student research assistants


Faculty planning research with human subjects:

Faculty involved in the planning of research that involves human subjects in any way, from interviews or questionnaires to medical procedures with living persons or bodily substances, must submit a research proposal to the current chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).  The board is mandated by governmental agencies to review and approve research with human subjects using one of the following processes:

  • Provide an exemption
  • Conduct an expedited review approval or
  • Approve the project after full review

As a small board which meets regularly, the IRB is committed to facilitate the advancement of faculty research programs as quickly and easily as possible.


Apply online


Obligations After Receiving a Nagel Fellowship

  • Fulfill the stated objectives of the grant.
  • Report the results of your project and grant spending at the end of the grant period.
  • Present the results of the project in a Nagel Institute sponsored lecture.