Christos Fellows Program
About the Program
Housed in the Applied Research Department at the Woods College of Advancing Studies, the Christos Fellows Program serves to prepare men and women who will maximally impact their respective fields of inquiry and practice through ethical and interdisciplinary leadership. With particular attention paid to the preparation of Christian leaders in a variety of academic areas, industries, and ministries, the Christos Fellows Program includes annual, dedicated scholarship funding for Christos Fellows at the graduate level, a Postdoctoral Fellow, and a Visiting Scholar. The combination of these constituents function as an interdisciplinary community devoted to program development, coordination of internal and external conversations through conference attendance and facilitation, collaborative scholarship, and formation exercises (retreats, shared learning, etc.).
Inspire Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern Problems
All recipients of Christos scholarships will form an interdisciplinary team devoted to program development and coordination of internal and external conversations.
Facilitate Formation in Academics, Service, and Leadership
The purpose of the Christos Fellows Program is to facilitate opportunities for formation in academics, service, and leadership. Fellows will participate in monthly meetings, shared readings, collaborative research projects, retreat activities, conference planning, and participation in an interdisciplinary seminar.
Topical seminars and workshops will be provided to the broader community utilizing the talents and shared interests of the Scholar Program members. This includes two large interdisciplinary conferences.
Meet the Christos Fellows
Christos Fellows Expectations and Responsibilities
Register for two courses within academic program per semester
Register for 1-credit Interdisciplinary Fellows Seminar each semester
Seminar includes monthly meetings oriented around interdisciplinary scholarship and ethical leadership studies
During final year of study, Christos Fellows will complete interdisciplinary research project with fellow Christos Program participants and/or Program Director. Must submit scholarly presentation to a professional/academic conference. Submission of draft for publication consideration is highly encouraged.
2 years (5 semesters)- Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Begin in Fall 2018 and graduate in May 2020
Length of time allows for cohort model and additional formation and research related responsibilities
Participate in formation activities including:
Week-long service-learning project between academic terms (Summer 2019)
Weekend retreats (2 per year)
Fellows must maintain a 3.3 GPA (minimum)
Residency in Boston area is highly recommended as there are in-person immersion components that necessitate physical presence (e.g. orientation, weekend retreats, service-learning)
Full tuition coverage