Center for the Arts & Religion Research Scholarship

The GTU's Center for the Arts & Religion is pleased to offer a tuition scholarship of $10,000 per year for two consecutive years to a PhD student at the GTU who will focus on the visual and material cultures of religion and/or a project at the intersection of religion and literature.

The research interests of the CARe Research Scholar must align with those of faculty in the Arts and Religion Concentration (Department of Historical and Cultural Studies of Religion) and may include scholarly work related to the GTU's collections or exhibitions. PhD students should specify their interest in working with one (or more) of the GTU's Art and Religion faculty members. Particular areas of interest include:

  • Pilgrimage 
  • 19th-c. American and British art, literature, and culture (including transatlantic connections)
  • Material culture studies
  • Art and consciousness 
  • Art as a nexus of interreligious dialogue
  • Relationships between text and image 
  • Art and religious praxis 
  • Ecocritical or environmental approaches to art and literature

The CARe Research Scholar must demonstrate academic excellence, robust interdisciplinarity, and the ability to formulate and express ideas in a lucid and organized way in writing. The CARe Research Scholar is expected to present a lecture on their work in Spring of the second year.

The application form below is due Monday, February 27

Please note, this tuition scholarship is only open to admitted PhD students. If you are interested in this scholarship and you have not yet applied to our PhD program, please get in touch with Admissions at and start your application.

Center for the Arts & Religion Research Scholarship

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