Alejandra Salemi

Doctoral student, population health sciences

Alejandra Salemi is a doctoral student in population health sciences at Duke University, focusing on the intersection of public health and religion, in particular how religion is a social determinant of public health.

She is a recent graduate of Harvard University, with a master of theological studies focused on religion, ethics and politics. She earned a bachelor’s degree and master of public health degree from the University of Florida.

She is a candidate for ordination in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and is a proud immigrant from Bogotá, Colombia.

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2024 Sabbatical Grant for Researchers

The Sabbatical Grant for Researchers (SGR) offers grants up to $40,000 to support academic sabbatical leave for projects about Christian faith and life, the practice of ministry, religious trends and movements, Christian and other faith-based institutions and religion and social issues. Louisville Institute is especially interested in projects that demonstrate a desire to bridge the North American church and academy.

SGR is most often used to supplement an existing semester sabbatical with a second term or semester. Typical applicants are fully employed in accredited academic institutions and are eligible for a full year leave from teaching and administrative responsibilities. Grants awarded in the 2024 cycle will fund sabbaticals taking place during the 2024-2025 academic year or during the 2025 calendar year.

Applications are due November 1, 2023.

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