FTE offers fellowships to sustain current Ph.D. and Th.D. students of color through graduate school and into a vocation of teaching and scholarship. In doing so, FTE is working toward improving the quality of theological education and scholarship by diversifying the faculties of theological schools. Financial support is available for doctoral students who have completed the coursework stage of their Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.
Applicants must be of African descent enrolled or admitted full time in a Th.D. or Ph.D. program in religious, theological, or biblical studies. 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 must be finished with coursework by the beginning of the fellowship year