The second cohort of Fellows have been selected from a strong and competitive pool of applicants!

For a list of our 16 cohort 1 and 2 Fellowship recipients, click here:

Cohort 1 & 2 Fellows


The (16) cohort 1 and 2 Chaplain Research Fellows are completing two-year, research-focused Master of Science or Master of Public Health degrees in epidemiology, biostatistics, or public health at accredited schools.

The Fellowships cover all tuition and associated fees as well as a yearly stipend of $45,032 along with research funds and support to attend program conferences.

Our Kickoff Conference from July 27-29 in Chicago, IL was a success. It included the first group of 8 Fellows, the Transforming Chaplaincy Leadership and Advisory Committees, and our John Templeton Foundation Program Officer. It was designed to orient Fellows to the program, chaplaincy research, and graduate-level studies. Our next conference for both cohorts 1 and 2 will be July 19-21, 2017 in Chicago, IL; details will be posted as they become available.


Affiliate Fellows: One way to advance the field of chaplaincy

We hear through the grapevine that a number of you are in the midst of or recently completed empirically oriented research degrees (MPH, MS, PhD) and did theses or dissertations focused on healthcare chaplaincy. We are wondering if it would help advance the field to connect you to one another and to our other efforts through an affiliate fellow status with Transforming Chaplaincy. The details of an affiliate fellowship are to be developed, but Transforming Chaplaincy is becoming a rich resource for networking to help advance chaplaincy and chaplaincy research, and we welcome the chance to join with others in these efforts.

If this is of interest, please email your resume and a short cover letter outlining your interest and your areas of research to Recent DMin and DMin candidates are also welcome provided your dissertation included some social scientific research about healthcare chaplains. With thanks!