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About the Fellowship

The Text & Canon Institute Fellowship is a one-year scholarship and mentoring program for a student in the Phoenix Seminary ThM program who intends to pursue doctoral studies in Old or New Testament textual criticism, canon studies, or ancillary disciplines.

TCI Fellows work directly with the directors to implement the vision of the Text & Canon Institute and may participate with them in research, teaching, and other related duties. Fellows must have a previous Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree, must show a strong proficiency in the biblical languages, and must maintain a 3.5 GPA. Questions can be sent to the directors at

Applications open each year on April 1 and close on December 31.

“I cannot recommend Phoenix Seminary, and especially the Text & Canon Institute, more highly. I hope always to be connected with their work. Anyone desiring to work in the fields of textual criticism or reception history, should consider this program.”

—Clark Bates, 2019 Fellow

Application Process

Please send the following materials to in order to apply.

  1. Application
  2. CV
  3. An academic letter of recommendation

Following an initial review of your materials, the directors will be in contact with you to schedule a video interview.


  • A scholarship worth up to $10,000 for one year of the ThM program (in addition to any other scholarships or financial awards)
  • Specific mentorship with the directors of the Text and Canon Institute and participation in appropriate research projects
  • Opportunities to lecture at the master’s level


  • Acceptance into the Phoenix Seminary ThM program
  • Strong proficiency in Greek and Hebrew
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA (if coming from a U.S. school)
  • Candidates with an intention to pursue doctoral work will receive preference

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