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Lilly Fellowship National Network Grants

Calvin College faculty are invited to apply for the following grants from the Lilly Fellows Program National Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, of which Calvin is a member.

For further information, check the Lilly website or contact one of the Lilly Fellows Program representatives: Mark Williams or Susan Felch.

Network Exchange Programs ($25,000)

Network Exchange Programs ($25,000) allow Network institutions to showcase distinctive projects, institutes, or curricula that highlight the Christian or church-related characteristics of their schools. They provide for an extended visitation by faculty and leaders from other Network colleges, allowing close observation and study of the pertinent program, so that other institutions might learn from the host institution's experience and perspectives.

Any established and distinctive institution, program, or curricular emphasis that especially promotes the college or university's mission and Christian character may be an appropriate focus for a Network Exchange. These may be programmatic initiatives like core programs, honors programs, interdisciplinary programs, or capstone courses. Or they might take the form of research or study institutes, international experiences, co-curricular programs, off-campus study centers, or service learning programs.

In 2007, Calvin showcased its Entrada program as a Network Exchange and in 2009 the FEN initiative received a Network Exchange grant. 

For more information see

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2012 for a program planned for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Lilly Fellows Small Grants Program ($1,500-3,000)

The Small Grants Program ($1500-3000) is intended to stimulate conversation about church-related higher education and church-related mission on National Network campuses or among National Network schools in close proximity to each another.  Examples of such programs are

  • On-campus reading or discussion groups for faculty or administrators on church-related mission, faith and higher education, faith and the academic vocation, etc.
  • Workshops for faculty and administrators on church-related mission or the academic vocation.
  • Lectures or a lecture series connected to reading groups or workshops on church-related mission or the academic vocation.
  • Discussion groups, workshops, or exchanges of best practices regarding church-related mission or the academic vocation among campuses in close proximity.
  • Peer mentoring for administrators or junior, mid-career, or senior faculty.
  • Funds might be used to secure supplies, to provide faculty incentives, to provide travel, or honoraria for speakers.

For more information see

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2012 for a program planned for the 2013-2014 academic year.