In 2003, the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) created a new Fellowship program for doctoral research in theology and science at the GTU. The Fellowship is named in honor of Charles H. Townes, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his co-discovery of the maser and the laser. Professor Townes is Professor of Physics in the Graduate School at U.C. Berkeley, and he has served on the CTNS Board of Directors for over a decade. He is an active member of First Congregational Church, Berkeley.
The purpose of the Fellowship is to honor doctoral students who have demonstrated clear ability to do very promising research on issues related to theology and science. The selection is based on academic excellence. Students in any Area of the GTU doctoral program whose research focuses on theology and science are eligible to apply.
Two awards each year are offered: one for a student who is working on the comprehensive exams at an advanced level (the equivalent of the "special comprehensive exams" in the Area of Systematic and Philosophical Theology) and one who has finished their comprehensive exams and is working on their dissertation or dissertation proposal.
Students are invited to submit their curriculum vitae, a sample of their best writing in theology and science, and a statement of 1000 words about their research topic and methodology.
To apply, email a cover letter, CV, brief statement of your research topic, and your best writing piece on theology and science to:firstname.lastname@example.org by March 4, 2008.
The two awardees will be announced following the CTNS J. K. Russell Research Conference
on March 15, 2008 at approximately 4:45 pm.