The Jonathan M. Daniels Memorial Fellowship was established in 1966 in memory of Jonathan Myrick Daniels, a student at Episcopal Theological School (predecessor institution of Episcopal Divinity School), who was shot and killed in 1965 while working for civil rights in Alabama. The intent of these fellowships is to make possible the continuing expression on the part of seminarians of the spirit of Jonathan Daniels, who acted upon his conviction that God wanted him to make a Christian witness in the struggle for civil rights and who, in doing so, lost his life.
A fellowship is awarded annually to provide financial assistance to one or more seminarians seeking to strengthen their theological education through participation in a social movement concerned with important human needs. Funded projects allow fellows to be directly engaged in an area of social justice such as (but not limited to) civil rights, community organization, fair housing, immigrant rights, prisoner rights, racial equality, or environmental justice.
Projects are not intended to support academic research, supervised field education, existing nonprofit organizations, or other activities that are primarily based in the school’s degree curriculum.
Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in a degree program, and in good academic standing, at an accredited seminary of the American Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
Deadline: Applications for the 2016 Jonathan Daniels Fellowship are due by April 15, 2016.
Awards: Grants of up to $5,000 per project, to one or more qualified students. Funded projects may take place in the United States or in another country. A documented financial accountings and a written evaluation report must be submitted upon project completion.