INDIANAPOLIS—The Lake Institute on Faith and Giving is accepting applications for the 2012 Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, a $22,000 award for a Ph.D. candidate working in the fields of faith and giving or religion and philanthropy. The fellowship is intended to support the final year of research and dissertation writing.
Applications are being accepted through January 31, 2012. Submission guidelines and forms are available on the Lake Institute website, http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/LakeFamilyInstitute/offerings.aspx
Past fellowship recipients have come from a variety of academic disciplines and studied diverse topics. The 2011 fellow, David King, a student of religion at Emory University, is completing his research on the evolution of World Vision’s religious identity and the face of religion in philanthropic organizations. Previous fellowship winners have focused on issues such as practices of religious-based mutual funds, the historical importance of Evangelical businessmen during the Depression and World War II years, and the real-world implications of adherence to The Prosperity Gospel, a theology that holds that wealth is a sign of favor from God.
Biographies of prior Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship recipients and their research abstracts or completed dissertations are available free of charge on the Lake Institute website, http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/LakeFamilyInstitute/offerings.aspx
About the Lake Institute
The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University serves the public good by exploring the multiple connections between philanthropy and faith within the major religious traditions. Its mission is to foster greater understanding of the ways in which faith inspires and informs giving by providing education forums, encouraging and supporting multidisciplinary research, assisting donors in discernment and stimulating thoughtful public conversation on issues related to faith, money and giving.
About the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University is a leading academic center dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy and improving its practice worldwide through research, teaching, training and public affairs programs in philanthropy, fundraising, and management of nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.philanthropy.iupui.edu.