We are proud to announce the establishment of the Katherine A. Cunningham Graduate Research Fund, to support transformative research experiences for graduate students. It is Katherine’s hope that this “gift of gratitude” will enable graduate students to pursue research and professional opportunities that enlarge, deepen, sharpen, and challenge their scholarship.
Katherine A. Cunningham Graduate Research Fund
Who is Katherine A. Cunningham
Katherine Cunningham has pursued a life of advocacy and care, as a church educator and writer; founder and executive director of a community-based counseling non-profit; and now-retired Presbyterian minister and psychoanalyst. She has served with numerous international and US faith-based organizations committed to justice and human rights for Palestinians, as well as wider social justice initiatives. Her current project Focus: Palestine, co-authored with Noushin Darya Framke (both longtime members of the Israel/Palestine Mission Network), is a comprehensive resource that lifts up Palestinian voices while placing the situation into theological, historical, and political contexts.
How to apply
The Katherine A. Cunningham Graduate Research Fund provides support to religious studies graduate students seeking to deepen and expand their scholarship through attendance at scholarly conferences; archival or ethnographic research; or other activities requiring travel and/or time. Graduate students may apply in the fall or spring for funds to be used within the subsequent 12 months. Previous recipients may apply. Students interested in applying should submit a proposal that is no longer than 1,000 words, along with a current c.v., to the DGS.