Orr Fellowship Criteria

The Robert D. Orr Endowed Fellowship
General Criteria Requirements Application Application


  • A commitment to the biblical and theological ministries of the Church.
  • Outstanding academic performance and scholarly potential.
  • A strong commitment to engaging culture (and specifically moral issues in medicine, science, and technology) from a distinctly Christian perspective that explores the implications of biblical and theological studies for engaging such issues.
  • Understanding and support of the CBHD mission
  • Full-time student enrolled in the TEDS PhD Program. Applicants need not have previous training or experience in bioethics; however, all applicants should have a strong background in one or more of the following: Theology, Philosophy, Biblical Theology, Old Testament Ethics, New Testament Ethics, and/or Christian Ethics.
  • Orr Fellowship recipient may not be a current Waybright Scholar, Hansen Fellow, Department Fellow, or Program Scholar.

Quick Facts

  1. Up to $10,000 Fellowship & Staff Compensation package
  2. CV-building experiences with a world-renowned Christian bioethics research center
  3. Ideal for PhD students looking to supplement their doctoral studies with an additional sub-specialization
  4. Recipients may apply for renewal up to 3 times
  5. Applications due Nov 22, 2019


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