Each year the Maxwell Institute awards Nibley Fellowships to LDS students pursuing graduate degrees (usually PhDs) in fields of study directly related to the work of the Institute—primarily work on the Bible, the Book of Mormon, early Christianity, and the ancient Near East.
Named in honor of the eminent late scholar Hugh W. Nibley, this fellowship program fosters the next generation of faithful scholars. For the academic year 2011–2012, the Institute awarded Nibley Fellowships to the following students:
Continuing Nibley Fellows
Matthew L. Bowen, Old Testament, Catholic University of America; Jason Combs, New Testament and Christian Origins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ryan C. Davis, Hebrew Bible/Ancient Near East, University of Texas at Austin; Courtney J. lnnes, Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge University; Seth Korman, Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Vanderbilt University; David J. Larsen, Biblical Studies, University of St. Andrews; Daniel O. McClellan, Biblical Studies, Trinity Western University; Jacob Rennaker, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Claremont Graduate University; Avram R. Shannon, Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism, The Ohio State University; Thomas K. Sowards, Hebrew Bible, University of Texas at Austin; Joseph Stair, Mesoamerican Archaeology, University of Kentucky.
First-Time Nibley Fellows
Daniel Beccerra, New Testament/Early Christianity, Harvard Divinity School; Paul Felt, Natural Language Processing, Brigham Young University; Blair Hodges, Religious Studies, Georgetown University; Jacob Moody, Near Eastern Archaeology and History of Antiquity, Andrews University; Jason Olson, Judaism and Jewish/Israel Studies, Brandeis University; Brady Pope, Hebrew Bible, Vanderbilt University; Elizabeth Tracy, Hebrew Bible, University of St. Andrews.
To date, the Institute has awarded 244 fellowships to 82 individuals.
LDS graduate students interested in applying for a Nibley Fellowship for the 2012–2013 academic year should submit a completed application form and all supporting documentation by July 31, 2012 (applies to both first-time and returning applicants). The Nibley Fellowship guidelines and an application form are available at maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/nibleyfellowships/. Queries may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.