As a program funded by Lilly Endowment, the Louisville Institute builds upon the Endowment’s long-standing support of both leadership education and scholarly research on American religion, including American Catholicism, American Protestantism, the historic African-American churches, and the Hispanic religious experience.
The Louisville Institute has conducted its work through a program of grantmaking, convening, and, more recently, a fellowship program in theological education. Current grant programs include: Pastoral Study Project, First Book Grant Program for Minority Scholars, Project Grants for Researchers, Sabbatical Grants for Researchers and Collaborative Inquiry Teams. Current fellowship programs in theological education include: Doctoral Fellowships, Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Dissertation Fellowships. Our convening work has principally gathered pastors, academics, and the two groups together.