Each year at this time we remind graduate students about the Nibley Fellowship Program and its application deadline. Named in honor of the late eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley, this program provides financial aid to students enrolled in accredited PhD programs in areas of study directly related to the work and mission of the Maxwell Institute, particularly work done under the name of FARMS—studies of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, the Old and New Testaments, early Christianity, ancient temples, and related subjects. Applicants cannot be employed at the Institute or be related to an Institute employee.
Those interested in applying for the first time or who wish to renew their fellowships for the 2006—2007 academic year must do so by 30 June 2006. To obtain guidelines and an application form, contact M. Gerald Bradford, Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Brigham Young University, 200 WAIH, Provo, UT 84602 (phone: 801-422-8619; e-mail: email@example.com).
The Maxwell Institute awarded Nibley Fellowships to 17 graduate students for the 2005—2006 academic year.
Continuing Nibley Fellows are Sharon Mar Adams, biblical interpretation, philosophy, theology, Department of Religious and Theological Studies, Iliff School of Theology, University of Denver; Jared William Anderson, history of the Bible, gospel traditions, textual criticism, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Mindy J. Anderson, Hebrew Bible, Department of Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School; Lincoln H. Blumell, early Christianity, Department and Centre for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto; David E. Bokovoy, Hebrew Bible, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University; David Calabro, Hebrew Bible, ancient Near East, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago; Cory Daniel Crawford, Hebrew Bible, preexilic history, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University; Matthew J. Grey, Jewish studies, Oriental Institute, Oxford University; Brent James Schmidt, classics, ancient history, late antiquity, Department of Classics, University of Colorado, Boulder; Thomas Benjamin Spackman, comparative Semitics, Hebrew Bible, Arabic, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago; Valerie Triplet-Hitoto, Second Temple period, Department of Religious Sciences, École Pratique des Hautes Études, La Sorbonne, Paris; and Mark Alan Wright, Mesoamerican archaeology, Maya religion and epigraphy, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside.
New Nibley Fellows are Carl Joseph Cranney, New Testament, history of Christianity, Department of Biblical Studies, Yale Divinity School; Robert Garrett, New Testament, early Christianity, Department of Theology, Loyola University, Chicago; Cameron Gabe LaDuke, Judaism of the Second Temple period, Department of Biblical Studies, Yale Divinity School; Paul Derek Miller, early Christianity, Department of Theology, Harvard Divinity School; and Shirley (Shirl) Irene Wood, biblical interpretation, New Testament, Iliff School of Theology, University of Denver.