We’re delighted to announce the winners of our two ASCH Research Fellowships: the John F. Wilson Research Fellowship and the American Society of Church History Research Fellowship. With a cash value of $1000, these competitive and prestigious awards were adjudicated by ASCH’s Graduate Students and Independent Scholars Awards Committee, chaired this year by Dr. Helen Jin Kim.
John F. Wilson Research Fellowship – Thomas Seat II
Endowed by Professor Wilson’s former students, this fellowship gives priority to graduate student projects reflecting the interests and work of their mentor: the religious and intellectual life in the American colonies, the relationship between church and state, and religion in contemporary America. The 2021 John F. Wilson Research Fellowship was awarded to Thomas Seat II for dissertation research, titled “Cold War Missions: American Evangelists, Missionaries, and Covert Warfare in Latin America and Southeast Asia.”
ASCH Research Fellowship – Amy Fallas
This fellowship supports research in any area of the history of Christianity being undertaken by ASCH members who are graduate students, independent scholars, and contingent faculty. The 2021 American Society of Church History Research Fellowship was awarded to Amy Fallas for dissertation research, titled “The Gospel of Wealth: Charity and the Making of Modern Egypt, 1879-1939.”
For more information on these fellowships and how to apply next year, see our Research Fellowships page.