HRC Foundation Mentorship Program: Summer Institute for Religious and Theological Study

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation LGBT Mentorship program for Religious and Theological Study seeks to encourage and promote the dialogue on LGBT issues and religion in seminaries and, by extension, in our congregations and communities by investing in the next generation of LGBTQ and allied scholars. This project is made possible in part through a generous grant from the E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

Applications for 2013 Summer Institute Now Available!
Application Deadline: April 15, 2013

About the Program

Beginning in 2010, HRC launched an annual seminary scholarship and mentorship program to nurture and promote promising religious scholars and theologians interested in LGBT studies. Working in partnership with participating seminaries, schools of divinity and universities we will help build welcoming learning environments where intellectually and spiritually groundbreaking work at the intersections of religious studies, sexuality, gender identity and justice work can flourish.

By bringing financial resources, scholarly networks and mentorship opportunities to the next generation of LGBTQ and allied scholars, this project will help a new generation of scholars of religion and theologians promote and develop how LGBT issues and religion are discussed in seminaries and schools of religion. And, by extension, they will help recast the conversation about LGBT and religion in our congregations and communities.

To learn more about the important catalyzing work of HRC's scholarship and mentorship program read reflections from past Summer Institutes:

Sponsoring Institutions

Our sponsoring institutions have either financially supported this project or support faculty who have volunteered their time to be part of our advisory committee. To learn more about becoming a sponsoring institution please e-mail Dr. Sharon Groves at

Sponsoring and Host Institution

Additional Sponsors


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