Melba Newsome


Melba Newsome is an award-winning independent journalist with more than 20 years of experience contributing education, science, health and environmental features to some of the country’s most widely read publications. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Grants and fellowships to serve the church

The Louisville Institute offers grant and fellowship programs to bridge the church and the academy and enrich the life of the church in North America. Applications are now open for six programs in 2025:

  • Pastoral Study Project 
  • Grant for Researchers 
  • First Book Grant for Scholars of Color 
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 
  • Dissertation Fellowship 
  • Doctoral Fellowship
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