Interreligious Chaplaincy Program Fellowship

The Interreligious Chaplaincy Program at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is pleased to offer a merit-based fellowship for its chaplaincy students. This fellowship offers partial funding for courses in the Interreligious Chaplaincy certificate program.

Deadline: The committee accepts applications yearround and reviews applications in March or December.

Eligibility: Applicants must be admitted to the Interreligious Chaplaincy Program and enrolled in a chaplaiuncy class at the time of submitting the application. In their essay, students must demonstrate a vision for serving the Jewish community and the wider diverse communities. Also, they must describe their work and participation in interreligious communal life through connection to a faith/spiritual community.

Application: To apply for the fellowship, applicants must submit one essay in response to the questions below. The essay should be maximum of 1000 words. 

  1. What aspects of your previous work, study, or life experience have drawn you to the field of chaplaincy, with an emphasis on spiritual care?
  2. How do you intend to serve the Jewish community, and the wider diverse communities, with the skills gained in this program?

For more information, contact Dr. Kamal Abu-Shamsieh, director of the Interreligious Chaplaincy Program, at

The GTU would like to thank Taube Philanthropies for its generous support of the ICP Jewish Studies Fellowship.

ICP Jewish Fellowship Application

ICP Taube Fellowship Application

The ICP offers a limited number of partial or full fellowships as part of admitted students’ complete financial aid package. All applicants for the ICP Taube Fellowship are encouraged complete a FAFSA in tandem with their Fellowship Application.