The first of its kind in the nation, the Tanner Humanities Center's Mormon Studies fellowship provides a doctoral student funds to spend a year researching the history, beliefs, and culture of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and its members. This fellowship is open to all dissertation level students of the Mormon Experience from any university in the United States or from around the world. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to: Theology, History, Sociology, Economics, Literature, Philosophy, and Political Science.
The fellowship was originally established with a grant from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, although work is now in place to establish a $400,000 endowed fund, ensuring future funding for excellent Mormon Studies doctoral students from across the country. An impressive steering committee has been formed to raise the funds needed for this endowment. For more information or to support the endowment, please contact the Tanner Humanities Center at 801.581.7989.
This fellowship supports academic scholarship. It seeks to enlighten and educate while grounding understanding in serious research. The fellowship will not disparage or denigrate any religion, organization, people, or group. The fellow must be affiliated with a university and actively enrolled in a Ph.D. Program. A committee, chaired by the Director of the Tanner Humanities Center and composed of scholars and members of the community, informed and sensitive to the needs of Mormon studies, select the fellow annually.
Please check back for information on the 2014-2015 fellowship.
Director, Tanner Humanities Center
Associate VP for Academic Affairs; Dean of Undergraduate Studies
CEO, World Trade Center Utah
Spencer P. Eccles
Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Hurtado and Associates
Director, University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics
Chairman, IC Group
Former CEO, O.C. Tanner; Philanthropist
Radiologist, Intermountain Health Care
President and CEO, Virion Systems, Inc.
Brigham Young University
Professor of History
President and CEO, Wirthlin Strategies