ECF Fellowship Partners Program 2024 Academic Application


Current Degrees

List the academic institution and degree program where you will be enrolled during the 2024-2025 academic year. If you have not yet been accepted into a degree program, please list up to three academic institutions to which you have applied.
Enter the following information for the degree(s) you are pursuing.

Completed Degrees

Enter the following information for degree(s) you have completed.


Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application review, but if the applicant is offered a Fellowship, the applicant will be required to submit official transcripts to verify the accuracy of the submitted transcripts.

You may include all of your transcripts with this application or have your transcripts mailed directly to ECF by your college/university. All transcripts must be received or postmarked by March 5, 2024.


Below please write the names of the people who will provide letters in support of your application. Three letters of reference are required; you may submit up to two letters of recommendation of your choosing. You have the option to submit your letters in this application, mail the letters together separately, or have your letters mailed to ECF by those who are writing them. Letters may also be submitted by email. All letters must be received or postmarked by March 5, 2024.

Letters of Reference

A letter of reference from 1) the Diocesan Bishop in the diocese where your are canonically resident, 2) your Rector/Director/Senior Warden and 3) your academic advisor or equivalent, are required.  Please contact us if you have any questions about these letters.

Letters of Recommendation (Optional)

Submitted Materials

Please attach all of the following items.  Also, please paginate and include your surname in the header of your personal statement and project outline.


Personal Statement

Attach a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words. Include a brief history of how you have developed as faith leader, your ministry, when and where you joined the Episcopal Church (or an Anglican Communion Church), and how this journey has led you to develop your proposed course of study.


The essay for candidates applying for an academic track should explain the proposed course of study with a maximum length of 1,200 words. Points of discussion should include the following:
  • A synopsis of the course of study
  • Interest and commitment to forming the next generation of lay and clergy scholars and ministry leaders
  • The demonstrated need for this particular area of study
  • The proposed methodology for sharing the knowledge, experience, or best practices gained in this study with people at the community, grassroots or congregational level

Academic Paper

Submitted for a class or publication

Video Statement

Please submit a video, no more than three minutes in length, which expresses the tangible ways in which your course of study will benefit future students and/or the wider Church.


Click 'Submit' below to submit your application for review by the ECF Fellows Partners Program Selection Committee.  Please send any materials that are not already attached to this application (reference and recommendation letters, video statement) via email at 

 You can also submit written materials via mail postmarked by March 5, 2024 to:

Episcopal Church Foundation
c/o Fellowship Partners Program
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 750
New York, NY 10115

Questions? Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page located in the Resources for the Fellowship Partners Program on the Episcopal Church Foundation website.

You can also contact Kjerstin Besser, Associate Program Director for Adaptive Ministries & Communications at or 800-697-2858