Assistant Professor Jonathan Calvillo wins grant for minority scholars

in Alumni/ae News, Faculty and Students Honors and Awards, News
March 16th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Jonathan Calvillo has been awarded one of the prestigious Louisville Institute’s First Book Grant for Minority Scholars. This is a huge honor, and it will allow Jonathan to take time for intense research on his major project, “The Saints of Santa Ana: Ethnic Membership and Religious Identities in the Barrio.” You can learn more about the fellowship at


The Louisville Institute’s First Book Grant for Minority Scholars enables junior, tenure-track religion scholars of color to complete a major study that contributes to the vitality of Christianity in North America. Grants of up to $40,000 support year-long research projects that will lead to the publication of a first (or second) book.

Louisville Institute is funded by the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment and based at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky). The Institute’s fundamental mission is to enrich the religious life of North American Christians and to encourage the revitalization of their institutions, by bringing together those who lead religious institutions with those who study them, so that the work of each might inform and strengthen the other.