Forum For Theological Educators

November 20 - 22, 2024 San Diego, CA

A gathering for doctoral students of color to network, discover professional development opportunities, explore vocation, and gain mentorship.

Applications Deadline Extended

An opportunity for rising scholars of color to explore and pursue a call to teach.

Join us at The Forum for Theological Educators, a gathering that provides doctoral students of color with opportunities for networking, professional development, vocational exploration, and mentoring. This forum will be held in San Diego, CA, before the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature. FTE will cover the cost of travel, lodging, and meals for the duration of the forum.


Eligible student applicants must be:

  • Of African, Latino/a, Asian or First Nations descent
  • Admitted or enrolled full-time in Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religious, theological, or biblical studies
  • Within the first two years of their studies (coursework stage) at the beginning of the 2024 - 2025 academic year (September 1, 2024)
  • Present for the entire gathering in San Diego, California, from November 20 - November 22, 2024

Students enrolled in or applying to Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) programs are not eligible for this opportunity.

Please note you will be required to create an account in order to apply.

FAQ

All participants must apply and be students of African, Latino/a, Asian or First Nations descent admitted or enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religious, theological or biblical studies. Participants must be within the first two years of their studies (coursework stage) at the beginning of the 2024-2025 academic year (September 1, 2024) and present for the entire gathering in San Diego, California, from November 20 - November 22, 2024.

The forum is only open to citizens and residents of the U.S. and Canada. Students must also be enrolled in a PhD program in the U.S. or Canada.

The deadline to apply to attend The Forum for Theological Educators is May 24, 2024. Materials received after this date will not be considered.

A complete application includes the following:

- Curriculum Vitae (CV)

- Academic Essay

- Mentoring Statement of Need

- Transcript from Current Doctoral Program (or most recently attended graduate program for 1st year applicants)

- Faculty Letter of Recommendation

- Non-Academic Letter of Recommendation

- Letter of Admission/Acceptance to a PhD/ThD Program (for 1st-year applicants only)

The prompts for the essay and mentoring statement are in the application.

FTE will cover the cost of travel, lodging, and meals for the duration of the forum.

The Forum for Theological Educators will be held in San Diego, CA,  from the afternoon of November 20 to the morning of November 22, 2024, before the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature.

Please email Vice President of Program Christina Repoley for more information or questions.