Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Robert Kingdon Fellowship

Robert Kingdon
I met Robert Kingdon when I was a student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity in Deerfield, IL.  He came down for a few lectures on Calvinism and the Protestant Reformation back in the early 1990s and I was honored to be part of a group of students who had lunch with him.  I also know several scholars and undergraduates who studied under his direction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

I was thus pleased to learn about the Robert Kingdon Fellowship.  Here is the info:

Through a generous bequest from Robert M. Kingdon, a distinguished historian of early modern Europe, the Institute offers 1-2 external, academic-year Kingdon Fellowship(s) to scholars outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison working in historical, literary, and philosophical studies of the Judeo-Christian religious tradition and its role in society from antiquity to the present. Projects may focus on any period from antiquity to the present, on any part of the world, and in any field(s) in the humanities; can range widely or focus on a particular issue; and can explore various forms of Jewish and/or Christian traditions; the interaction of one or both of these religious traditions with other religious traditions; and/or the relationship of one or both of these religious traditions to other aspects of society such as power, politics, culture, experience, and creativity.

The award provides a stipend of $50,000 for the academic year as well as access to the university libraries, the Institute's support services, and office space at the Institute.

Deadline: November 15, 2013