Author

Melissa Musick Nussbaum

Writer

Melissa Musick Nussbaum is a columnist for National Catholic Reporter and Celebration magazine and the author of eight books on religion and spirituality. She studied at Grinnell College and St. Thomas Seminary, and was a college chaplain for nine years. Nussbaum is co-author, with her daughter Anna Keating, of “The Catholic Catalogue: A Field Guide to the Daily Acts That Make Up a Catholic Life,” published in February 2016. Read her at My Table Is Spread or follow her and Anna Keating at The Catholic Catalogue.

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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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