Since 1964 ECF has awarded over 225 Fellowships to individuals pursuing advanced academic studies and special ministries with the aim of educating and equipping future lay and clergy leaders.
ECF is pleased to announce that the application for the 2022 Fellowship is now open! Please note that only applications to the ministry track are being sought this year while the program is under evaluation.
We believe that by supporting individuals at an early stage in their ministries, leaders can make a lasting impact on the wider Church.
All applicants to the Fellowship Partners Program should bear the following in mind:
- ECF is committed to strengthening the leadership capability of the Episcopal Church. Applicants to the ministry track are asked to describe how they will be developing the next generation of leaders for the Episcopal Church, whether in the context of a local congregation, through a church-wide initiative, or in another setting.
- An ECF Fellowship provides both financial support and networking opportunities. ECF has typically awarded three to four Fellowships per year. New awards range up to $15,000 for the first year and are renewable for an additional two years. In addition to this financial support, new Fellows join a wide network of past Fellows and ECF partners with them so they may share their knowledge, experience, and best practices with the wider Church.
- The selection process for an ECF Fellowship is highly competitive. A strong application requires a significant investment of time and effort, and ECF encourages all applicants to begin this process early. Applications are due on June 10, 2022. ECF will announce the 2022 Fellows in late August of 2022.
Please visit the ECF website to learn more about the Fellowship Partners Program, the application process, and be sure to review our list of Frequently Asked Questions. You will find profiles of the 2021 Fellows here and our complete list of all ECF Fellows here. Please contact Adriane Bilous, Director of Leadership, if you have any questions about this program or the application process.