Theology

Theology

Advancing Public Knowledge on Race, Justice, and Religion in America

The Henry Luce Foundation’s Theology Program invites new inquiries for projects seeking to advance public knowledge on the topic of race, justice, and religion in America.

The Luce Foundation encourages the submission of letters of inquiry from seminaries and divinity schools, colleges and universities, and other institutions and organizations committed to enriching public discourse on this topic.

Due no later than February 15, 2021, inquiries must be submitted through the Foundation’s online portal. Grant amounts of $250,000 to $750,000 will be considered, and approved grants will typically fund projects that can be completed in less than five years.

Luce Fund for Theological Education

The Luce Foundation is not currently accepting new inquiries in this grant category. Please watch our website for updates on new funding opportunities. 

The Luce Fund for Theological Education supports the development of new models of teaching and learning, research and publication, leadership development and educational program design. Structured as an open competition for seminaries, divinity schools, and other institutions that support graduate theological education, the Fund places central emphasis on the challenges of public engagement, within and across multiple religious traditions, and in a variety of different contexts.

Responsive Grants

The Luce Foundation's Theology program aims to advance understanding of religion and theology. Through grants to seminaries, divinity schools, and research universities, the program supports the work of scholars, cultivates the next generation of leaders, and promotes public engagement.

Image: Official launch of The Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Vanderbilt Divinity School. © Vanderbilt Divinity School
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