The Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology program encouraged high-quality research that promised both to contribute to theological inquiry and to provide leadership in theological scholarship. Since its inception in 1994, the program funded intellectually rigorous research projects that emphasized the interdisciplinary character of theological scholarship and education, and addressed the needs of the academy, communities of faith, and the wider society. The fellowship enabled each Fellow to conduct yearlong research in one of several areas of theological inquiry. In addition, Fellows presented their findings at a yearly conference, and in both scholarly and popular journals. For more than two decades, the Henry Luce Foundation supported this program. With the selection of the 2017-18 class of Fellows and the Luce Fellows Conference in the fall of 2018, the program came to a conclusion. View lists of grant recipients and selected publications connected to fellowship projects.
With the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, the Council on Theological Scholarship and Research of ATS invited proposals for innovative research projects in theological studies to be conducted during the 2022–23 academic year. The council recently announced the grant recipients for those pilot projects.