Global Scholars Grants

2023 Christian Scholars Foundation Legacy Grant

Available to scholars in the U.S. and Canada

We are thrilled to announce Global Scholars will provide an annual Christian Scholars Foundation Legacy Grant beginning in 2023. The grant will be awarded to a junior faculty member in the U.S. or Canada. The purpose of this grant is to advance Christian scholarship, encourage Christian scholars seeking to integrate Christian faith with their academic endeavors, and nurture Christian faculty as they strive for wider recognition in and beyond the academy.

Applicants are required to be members of the Society of Christian Scholars and the Emerging Scholars Network. The 2023 Christian Scholars Foundation Legacy Grant will be $10,000. More details and the grant application are available at the Society of Christian Scholars member site

The Christian Scholars Foundation, the Society of Christian Scholars, and the Emerging Scholars Network

The Christian Scholars Foundation was a small family foundation formed in 1986 to encourage and support Christian junior faculty in their efforts to gain recognition and stature in the U.S. or Canadian academy. The Foundation also desired to encourage these scholars in their efforts to integrate Christian faith and academic endeavor. In December 2022, the Foundation closed its operations and transferred its funds to Global Scholars in order to continue both organizations’ shared vision of aiding Christian scholars as they seek to have a redemptive influence in higher education.

The Society of Christian Scholars is a global movement of Christian scholars seeking to live out God’s calling to serve as scholars in their various cultural contexts. As a principal partner of the Society, Global Scholars provides financial and logistical support to the Society’s fourteen programs and services.

The Emerging Scholars Network is a national, digital-first effort to develop and support the next generation of Christian scholars at universities in the United States who follow Jesus, so that they can do so in community with other Christian scholars, exercising a faithful Christian presence in their disciplines and institutions. The Emerging Scholars Network is a U.S. partner of Global Scholars.

Questions concerning the grant may be sent to Dr. Hannah Eagleson, Christian Scholars Foundation Legacy Grant Director, here. You may read testimonials from past recipients here and interviews with several of the recent recipients on the Emerging Scholars Network Blog: Carrie Bredow (2016), Jill Ellenbarger (2017),  Eleanor McGlinchey (2017), Jennifer Hawk (2018), and Derek Thompson (2019).

Annual Global Scholars Grant

Available to scholars outside the U.S. and Canada

The purpose of this grant is to advance Christian scholarship, encourage Christian scholars seeking to integrate Christian faith with their academic endeavors, and nurture Christian faculty as they strive for wider recognition in and beyond the academy in universities outside the U.S. and Canada.

Applicants are required to be members of the Society of Christian Scholars to apply, and if awarded the grant, maintain their membership throughout the duration of the grant period. The Society of Christian Scholars is a global movement of Christian scholars seeking to live out God’s calling to serve as scholars in their various cultural contexts. As a principal partner of the Society, Global Scholars provides financial and logistical support to the Society’s fourteen programs and services.

The amount of each Global Scholars Grant will be between $500 and $2,000. More details and the grant application are available at the Society of Christian Scholars member site under “Grants.” Questions concerning the Global Scholars Grant may be sent to the Grant Evaluation Committee chair, Dr. Luka Dinshak, through the Contact Me button on the Grants Page.