The Calihan Academic Fellowships provide scholarships and research grants to future scholars and religious leaders whose academic work shows outstanding potential. Graduate students and seminarians currently studying theology, philosophy, economics, or related fields must demonstrate the potential to advance understanding in the relationship between theology and the principles of the free and virtuous society.
Calihan Travel Grants
The Calihan Travel Grants provide financial assistance to graduate students and seminarians who have been selected to present at an academic conference or research relevant to themes promoted by the Acton Institute. Such themes include the integration of theological ideas with principles of limited government, rule of law, religious freedom, and economic liberty.
This award recognizes those scholars early in their academic career who demonstrate outstanding intellectual merit in advancing the understanding of theology’s connection to human dignity, the importance of the rule of law, limited government, religious liberty, and freedom in economic life.
Mini-Grants on Free Market Economics:
The purpose of this mini-grant program is to enhance the effectiveness in the teaching and scholarship of market economics for faculty at colleges, universities and seminaries across the United States and Canada. The Acton Institute invites proposals from faculty in one or more of the following broad categories: course development and faculty scholarship.
You might qualify for a scholarship to attend Acton University, held each June. Learn more about the conference online.
Scholarships and research grants from $500 to $3000 for graduate students and seminarians currently studying themes promoted by the Acton Institute.
Calihan Travel Grants
Travel grants from $500 to $3000 to graduate students and seminarians studying themes promoted by the Acton Institute.
$15,000 annual award for emerging scholars who demonstrate outstanding intellectual merit in advancing the ideas promoted by Michael Novak and the Acton Institute.
Am I Eligible?
If you would like to know if you or someone you'd like to nominate are eligible, please download the Calihan and Novak Award fact sheet.