ATS undertook a three-phased research project in the 2019-20 academic year to assess the impact of the ATS Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology Program (Luce Fellowship) that ran from 1994 to 2018.
Henry Luce III Fellowships
The Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology program encouraged high-quality research that promised both to contribute to theological inquiry and to provide leadership in theological scholarship. Since its inception in 1994, the program funded intellectually rigorous research projects that emphasized the interdisciplinary character of theological scholarship and education, and addressed the needs of the academy, communities of faith, and the wider society. The fellowship enabled each Fellow to conduct yearlong research in one of several areas of theological inquiry. In addition, Fellows presented their findings at a yearly conference, and in both scholarly and popular journals. For more than two decades, the Henry Luce Foundation supported this program. With the selection of the 2017-18 class of Fellows and the Luce Fellows Conference in the fall of 2018, the program came to a conclusion. With additional funding from Luce, ATS will host a variety of capstone events through 2019 that will both celebrate the extraordinary contributions of the Luce Fellows program and explore future directions for theological scholarship.