The three-year program will address two purposes: (1) to celebrate the Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology program and assess its impact, and (2) to explore needs and possibilities for theological scholarship in the future and test pilot models of pursuing that scholarship.
Henry Luce III Fellowships
The Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology program encourages high-quality research that promises both to contribute to theological inquiry and to provide leadership in theological scholarship. Since its inception in 1994, the program has funded intellectually rigorous research projects that emphasize the interdisciplinary character of theological scholarship and education, and address the needs of the academy, communities of faith, and the wider society. The fellowship enables each Fellow to conduct yearlong research in one of several areas of theological inquiry. In addition, Fellows present their findings at a yearly conference, and in both scholarly and popular journals. For more than two decades, the Henry Luce Foundation has 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 will come to a conclusion. With additional funding from Luce, ATS will host a variety of capstone events through 2019 that will both celebrate the extraordinary contributions of the Luce Fellows program and explore future directions for theological scholarship.