TMTC Associate and doctoral student at Emmanuel College Pablo Kim Sun is a 2017 recipient of a Doctoral Fellowship from the Louisville Institute. The Doctoral Fellowship program offers up to ten fellowships of $2,000 a year for two years to Ph.D. or Th.D. students to consider theological education as their vocation. In addition, the cohort of ten Doctoral Fellows meets at the Louisville Institute three times during each fellowship year. Pablo writes the following:
The first cohort gathering took place from Oct 9th to 10th and the theme was 'Context, Collaboration, and the Prophetic in Theological Education.' The Institute invited Sally Brown and Luke Powery to share their experiences of collaborative work projects and afterward we had an opportunity to engage with the presenters. During the gathering, we also had several cohort meetings, where we shared our joys, concerns, laments, and hopes of being doctoral students. It felt like a retreat where we focused on what it means theologically and spiritually to be in the academy. One of the highlights was the meals, where deans and professors from different institutions would join us to build relationships and to hear about our research and passions.
The Louisville Institute is a Lilly Endowment-funded program with a number of fellowship programs and for those of you that might be interested in applying in future years please feel free to be in touch with Pablo, who would be more than happy to talk with you about his experience.