Each year at about this time we remind graduate students about the Nibley Fellowship Program and its application deadline. Named in honor of Hugh Nibley, this program provides financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Institute, particularly work done under the name of FARMS--studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, ancient temples, and related subjects. Applicants cannot be employed at the Institute or be related to an Institute employee.
The Institute awarded Nibley Fellowships to 16 graduate students for the 2003/2004 academic year: Sharon Mar Adams, Religious Thought, University of Denver; Stephen M. Bay, New Testament, Early Christianity, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Daniel Belnap, Northwest Semitics, University of Chicago; Lincoln H. Blumell, New Testament, Early Christianity, University of Calgary; David Calabro, Hebrew Bible, Ancient Near East, University of Chicago; Cory Daniel Crawford, Hebrew Bible, Preexilic History, Harvard University; Matthew J. Grey, Archaeology, History of Antiquity, Andrews University; Taylor Halverson, Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity, Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible among Second Temple Groups, Indiana University; Ronan James Head, Assyriology, Johns Hopkins University; Joseph Ponczoch, Classics, Brigham Young University; Melissa Proctor, Ancient Judaism, Contemporary Religious Thought, Brown University; Aaron Pace Schade, Northwest Semitic Epigraphy, University of Toronto; Brent James Schmidt, Early Christianity, Patristics, New Testament, University of Colorado at Boulder; Thomas Benjamin Spackman, Comparative Semitics, Arabic, Hebrew Bible, University of Chicago; Valerie Triplet-Hitoto, Second Temple Judaism (Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocrypha), École pratique des hautes études, La Sorbonne, Paris; Mark Alan Wright, Mesoamerica, Maya Religion and Epigraphy, University of California, Riverside.
Those interested in applying for the first time or who wish to renew their fellowships for the 2004/2005 academic year must do so by 30 June 2004. To obtain guidelines and an application form, contact:
M. Gerald Bradford
Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts
Brigham Young University
PO Box 7113, Provo, UT 84602