Networking Grants

Networking Grants for Christian Scholars

Networking Grants for Christian Scholars were created to encourage 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.

The project director for each Networking team must be a full-time faculty member at an institution that is a full member of the CCCU.  Team members must include faculty from at least one other CCCU member or affiliate institution and may include faculty from non-CCCU schools. Project directors are encouraged to assemble a diverse team from a variety of institutions. Successful projects will create networks that promote collaborative scholarship that is significantly informed by Christian practices, perspectives, and purposes and that is disseminated in the wider academy.

Projects targeted to Christian audiences, such as research or the dissemination of materials that are primarily focused on CCCU institutions or churches, are not eligible for awards.

Applicants may choose from two options: Planning Grants and Initiative Grants. Up to three one-year Planning Grants of $1,500 - $3,000 each will be awarded in April 2018 to networking teams wishing to plan research projects. Up to two three-year Initiative Grants of $18,000 each will be awarded in April 2018 to implement research projects.

The application deadline for the Networking Grants is February 15, 2018.

Questions? Contact Nita Stemmler at by February 15, 2018.

This endowed program is established by Walter Hansen in memory of his parents, Ken and Jean Hansen, with appreciation for their modeling the integration of faith with learning and living in the ServiceMaster Company and at Wheaton College.