The Department of Religious Studies together with Deborah Pettry have created the Devonia and Steve Stein Fellowship in the Study of American Religions to honor one of the Department’s most beloved teachers.
What is the Devonia and Steve Stein Fellowship?
The Devonia and Steve Stein Fellowship in the Study of American Religions provides research support to religious studies graduate students doing excellent work on religion in the Americas. Each year the Fellowship may award up to two fellowships, in the fall and/or spring semester, in the amount of $1,000 each to graduate students presenting their research at an academic conference or traveling to an archive or other research site for a clearly defined purpose during the 2019-20 academic year or following summer. 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., by 5pm Friday, Mar 6, 2020 to to email@example.com. Funding decisions will be announced by Fri, Mar 27, 2020.
The Spring 2019 awards were given to Jacob Boss and Hannah Garvey.
Who are Devonia and Steve Stein?
Devonia and Steve Stein moved to Bloomington in 1970, when Steve joined the Department of Religious Studies as one of its first junior faculty members, after receiving a Ph.D. in American Religious History from Yale University. In thirty-five years at IU, Steve became one of the university’s most distinguished professors—a reputation officially recognized in 1995, when he was awarded a Chancellor’s Professorship in Teaching and Research and Indiana University's Tracy M. Sonneborn Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research.