Apply now for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Summer Institute for Religious and Theological Study for LGBT and allied scholars.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Religion and Faith Program’s Mentorship Program for Religious and Theological Study for 2013 is an exciting Summer Institute for LGBT and allied scholars that will nurture and promote promising theologians working in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer studies. The Summer Institute application deadline is April 15, 2013. Please note that once a student is accepted into the program, all expenses are covered for their participation in the program (lodging and travel to/from the program).

Program overview: The Summer Institute is an intensive 5-day seminar for up to 12 participants studying LGBTQ theological and religious issues at the master’s and doctoral level. Working with prominent clergy, scholars of religion and public theologians, students will explore how their scholarship can fuel a new dialogue on LGBTQ equality and religion in their schools, seminaries, congregations and communities. This 2013 mentorship program will take place July 21-26 and will be held at Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee. We are pleased to announce that for the third year the Summer Institute will be taught by prominent religion scholar Dr. Rebecca Alpert of Temple University with the support of additional guest lecturers who are some of the most renowned theologians and scholars in the country.

The program strives to make a sustained investment in the next generation of religious leaders and theological scholars working on LGBTQ issues and to change the national conversation about LGBTQ people and religion. HRC’s Scholarship and Mentorship Program is designed to be a catalyst for such change.

Program date and location: July 21-26, Vanderbilt Divinity School – Nashville, TN More Information and Application link: www.hrc.org/ReligionScholars Application deadline: April 15, 2013