Become a Fellow
The G. Walter Hansen Fellowship supports three PhD students whose vocational interests and academic research focus on yielding more faithful and effective strategies for biblical-theological ministry, creating a global culture of collaboration among evangelical ministers of the Word.
The Hansen Fellowship awards unrestricted $10,000 fellowships to talented incoming and returning full-time TEDS PhD students who have shown a remarkable academic performance, exceptional engagement with the Center and its mission, and a extraordinary potential as a servant-leader in Christ’s kingdom. Exceptional Fellows may receive a one-year renewal of their Fellowships, making them HCTU Fellows for a total of two years (excluding TEDS department fellows and program scholars). All applications are due by January 15.
Successful applicants will have demonstrated:
- A commitment to the biblical and theological ministries of the Church.
- Outstanding academic performance and scholarly potential.
- A strong commitment to engaging culture from a Christian and biblical position.
- Understanding and support of the HCTU mission.
HCTU Fellows are required to:
- Attend and help publicize HCTU events.
- Work an average of 4-5 hours per week during the school year, performing administrative and scholarly tasks for the HCTU Director.
To apply, please submit the following documentation by January 15th:
- Completed application form (download).
- A cover letter describing your sense of God’s calling (vocation) on your life and how it relates to the vision and purpose of the Henry Center.
- A two-page statement of your research interests and their relation to the mission of the Henry Center. Statements that engage with one or more of the following HCTU concerns will receive preference: the relationship between biblical interpretation and scholarly work in the “non-theological” disciplines; the relationship between Scripture and Christian ministry; Christian cultural exegesis and engagement. For a complete description of the Henry Center, please check our purpose and mission. Proposals and essays will not be read.
- A copy of your curriculum vitae.
- Two letters of recommendation about your qualifications for a Hansen Fellowship. They should be emailed directly from recommender. If you send more than two letters, we will only read the first two.
The application form should be filled in electronically, and all documents should be submitted in pdf form. Applications can be emailed to [email protected].
Fellowship applicants will receive an email from TEDS Admissions department (if incoming student) or the Henry center (if a returning student) by March 25th.