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Emerging Scholars Fellowship

The Catholic Biblical Association of America (CBA) invites applications for its annual Emerging Scholars Fellowship. This award is a graduate student award given to emerging scholars who show promise and appear likely to make significant contributions to the field of Biblical studies. The CBA is a scholarly organization devoted to supporting biblical scholars from all traditions. Researchers share their scholarship during the Association's Annual Meeting and in its publications (Catholic Biblical Quarterly and the CBQ Monograph Series).

The award enables Fellows to attend the CBA Annual General Meeting (AGM), to present their scholarship, and enjoy the company and conversation of scholars in the field.


The award consists of:

  • up to $750 travel reimbursement for travel to the conference
  • conference registration
  • room and board (onsite) at the conference provided at host institution
  • candidacy for membership in the CBA (one year of dues waived after vote during AGM Business Meeting), including subscription to The Catholic Biblical Quarterly.
  • honorarium of $200

The award is contingent on attending and presenting at the CBA Annual General Meeting. At the meeting, fellows will present their papers and have the opportunity to encounter high-quality scholarship and a hospitable environment in which to develop relationships with other scholars in the discipline.


To qualify for the award, you must:

  • be enrolled in a doctoral program in the Biblical field
  • not have the doctoral degree in hand as of the application deadline (January 15)
  • be able to attend and present at the forthcoming CBA Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • have two recommendations from faculty who are current faculty in the applicant's doctoral program.

How to apply:

1) Send the following materials attached in a SINGLE e-mail to CBAfellowship@CUA.edu

  • Text of an academic paper to be presented in a 30-minute time period
  • Transcripts
  • Current CV
  • Completed Application Form  
    Click Here for Form


2) Arrange for the Recommendation Form to be sent to prospective recommenders.

  Click Here for Form


Fellowships will be awarded to those showing the potential to make a serious contribution in the Biblical field.

Confirmation that the e-mail and materials were received will be given by the CBA Office within 5 days. If you do not receive confirmation, notify the CBA office by e-mail at cba-office@cua.edu. 


Recent Fellows:


2018

  • Evangeline Kozitza, University of Oxford, UK.
  • Tyler Stewart, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2017

  • Joshua Noble. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.
  • Benedict Schöning. Johannes Gutenberg University, Faculty of Catholic Theology, Mainz, Germany.

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