Fellowship Competition

We seek to award up to 10 non-residential fellowships to enable researchers to write a scholarly article on a topic relating to Panentheism and Religious Life.  Each fellowship comes with an award of $1200 to support research in this area.

Articles should respond to at least one of the project’s research questions, and applicants must be committed to submitting their articles to a scholarly journal by December 1st, 2021. 

Submissions will be judged by the project leaders according to the following criteria: (i) quality and originality of proposal; (ii) the relevance of the proposed article to the project questions; (iii) the applicant’s proven expertise on the topic in question; (iv) the applicant’s strong track record in publishing research, commensurate with career stage. 

Applicants may be at any career stage working in a range of disciplines, including Philosophy, Theology, Religious Studies, and the History and Philosophy of Science.  Applicants must either be enrolled in a Ph.D. program, or have a PhD in a relevant discipline, and submissions by early career scholars are particularly welcome.


To apply, please send the following to Yitzhak Melamed at ymelame1@jhu.edu by December 15th, 2020:

– a covering letter (max. 1 page) explaining your interest in the Panentheism and Religious Life Project, explaining how your proposed article responds to one or more of the five research questions, and outlining your plans for publishing your article.

– an article proposal of 500 words

– a Curriculum Vitae

– a list of publications; please asterisk up to five publications most relevant to this application

Applicants will be notified by email of the results of the competition by January 15th, 2021.