The OBGAPS award is presented to faculty members for outstanding and sustained efforts in developing and supporting graduate and professional students. The awardee must also have earned a reputation for scholarship and distinguished service to Vanderbilt.
Professor Shaul Kelner will spend Spring 2016 as a Fellow of the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. The Institute’s 2015-16 theme is Secularization/Sacralization. Prof. Kelner will work on a book project that examines the intersections of religion and politics in the Cold War-era movement to secure emigration rights for Soviet Jews.
Professor Pitt receives sabbatical funding for his project, Church Planters: Orientations, Opportunities, and Outcomes of Religion Entrepreneurship. For more information: http://www.louisville-institute.org/Grants/ggrantpast.aspx?id=13&year=2015