Faculty Grants

The Council offers a variety of venues for professional development through workshops, networking and helpful research. All CCCU faculty opportunities exist to further the Council's mission to help our institutions transform lives by by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.

Networking Grants 

The Networking Grants for Christian Scholars program encourages collaborative scholarship among faculty serving at CCCU member institutions and to connect these faculty with broader networks. The goal of the program is to create and disseminate high quality scholarship that brings Christian voices into contemporary academic conversations.

Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities

SCIO (Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford), a subsidiary of the CCCU, has been awarded a grant of £1 million to carry out an enhanced set of summer seminars aimed at developing interdisciplinary skills among faculty in the disciplines of science and religion. The seminars will be held in Oxford in July 2015 and 2016. Please note:  Participants have been selected for the 2015 and 2016 seminars.  Future seminars have not been announced.

Sabbatical Writer's Retreat

The CCCU in partnership with the Issachar Fund is pleased to provide a one- or two- semester sabbatical writer's retreat opportunity for CCCU faculty working on a project in one of the Issachar Fund’s four areas of inquiry.  The areas of inquiry are:

  • Creation and the World of Science
  • Medical Care and Human Dignity
  • Human Flourishing in a Technological World
  • Creation Care
The scholar’s project can address one or more of these matters from a variety of perspectives, including theological, philosophical, literary, and sociological, to name a few.

Scholarships Available for Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Realism, Science and Religion

A limited number of scholarships to attend two back-to-back conferences on critical realism, including a day-long conference on the difference critical realism could make in science and religion discussions, is available to faculty at member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, the goal of the day-long conference (titled “New Conversations in Science and Religion: What Difference Might Critical Realist Philosophy Make?”) is to further advance dialogues between science, religion, philosophy, and theology by drawing diverse thinkers together to consider the possibilities of better mutual understanding across these different fields of knowledge and inquiry.