Fellowships for Doctoral Students of African Descent

Scholarship Description

Requirements to become an FTE Doctoral Fellow

Applicants must be:

Of African descent
A U.S. citizen or permanent resident, Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
Enrolled full time in an accredited Th.D. or Ph.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies
Finished with the course work stage of their doctoral program by the beginning of the fellowship year
[If at dissertation stage] Prepared to write full time during the fellowship year
Applicant’s dissertation committee must have approved the dissertation research proposal and writing plan, and given the student full approval to proceed before submission of an application for the fellowship


Students enrolled in Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) programs are ineligible for this fellowship
A student may be awarded an FTE Doctoral Fellowship a maximum of three times during his/her matriculation as a doctoral student

Institutional Expectations:

The recipient’s institution shall provide a full-tuition scholarship or remission, as a condition of the award
As a condition of the award, the recipient’s institution shall host a visit (virtual or in-person) from FTE to assess the student’s needs and experiences. Each visit will include conversations with the student’s advisor and institutional leaders. Details of institutional visits will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Year of Need: 3rd Year Grad,

Type: Needs Based

Num Awards: 1

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 20,000

Deadline: 2019-02-01


Sponsoring Organization Forum for Theological Exploration
160 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30030

Contact Person: Darlene Hutto

Phone: 678-369-6755

Fax: 678-369-6757