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Scholar-in-Residence Program

The PhD Scholar-in-Residence Program is jointly shared by the Lapp Learning Commons and the CTS PhD Program. This program is designed to provide support for doctoral students in the pre-candidacy and candidacy stages of their degree by offering them access to and domain over a specific section of the library that has been repurposed into a dedicated space for PhD students. In this space, they will be able to occupy individual workstations and to share a collaborative workspace that will help facilitate mutual support.           

  • Examples of collaboration might include meeting together for the presentation of drafts of conference papers, research and writing projects, and dissertation chapters while receiving feedback from peers and invited faculty or external guests. 

This dedicated space will support students in their individual work while allowing them to gather for formal and informal meetings, thereby facilitating collaboration, improving communication, and encouraging comradery. All PhD students are invited to share this space, while the study carrels are meant for advanced PhD students who will be selected for one-year carrel assignments. 

The staff and faculty at CTS greatly appreciate and value the students in the PhD program, and hope that the PhD Scholar-in-Residence Program will honor that commitment to their scholarly achievements.

*Funding for this project comes from the Forum for Theological Exploration, the PhD program, and the Lapp Learning Commons.