Fellowships for Latino/a, Asian and First Nations Doctoral Students

Financial support for doctoral students of Latino/a, Asian, Pacific Islands or First Nations descent who have completed the course work stage of their Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.



  • Applicants must be of Latino/a, Asian-Pacific Islander or First Nations descent enrolled or admitted full time in a Th.D. or Ph.D. program in religious, theological, or biblical studies.
  • Applicants must be finished with coursework by the beginning of the fellowship year (September 1, 2020).
  • Applicants at the dissertation stage must be in a position to write full-time during the fellowship year.
  • All pre-dissertation applicants must be past the coursework stage but have not yet reached candidacy [ABD].
  • To be classified at the dissertation stage [ABD], applicant’s dissertation committee must have approved the dissertation research proposal and writing plan and given the student full approval to proceed before submission of an application.
  • Students enrolled in or applying to Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) programs are ineligible for this opportunity.
  • Applicants must be studying at an accredited academic institution in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Applicants must be a United States of America or Canadian citizen or permanent resident


Students who are eligible for a Hispanic Theological Initiative Dissertation Fellowship will only need to complete the FTE Fellowship application. Please be sure to select “Dissertation Stage” when applying. Students who do not apply at the dissertation stage will not be reviewed by HTI for a Dissertation Fellowship. Completed dissertation stage applications will be reviewed by both committees. Applicants that are HTI eligible can only receive an FTE or an HTI fellowship, but not both awards. For questions regarding the HTI eligibility requirements, please see HTI’s website.

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