Apply for the ESN Urbana 18 Fellows Program

Urbana ESN / GFM LoungeThis program is full as of 12/5/18. If you’re going to Urbana 18, we hope you can connect with ESN at the InterVarsity Grad/Faculty Ministries Booth or Lounge. We’d love to see you at another event or connect at the blog too!


There’s nothing like worshiping with 16,000 other believers and gathering to celebrate a global vision for missions, and that’s why we can’t wait for Urbana 18. But sometimes it’s a challenge to contextualize how your vocation as an academic fits with your mission to proclaim Christ, so we’re hosting our second ESN Urbana Fellows Program this year. If you’re in or considering grad school, or you’re a postdoc, apply to join the ESN Urbana 18 Fellows program.

Through the generosity of Park Street Church Missions, which funded this program, we are offering 30 emerging scholars:

1) a scholarship of up to $100 towards Urbana registration1

2) an opportunity to meet others in their fields in a small group conference call before Urbana

3) a dinner for Urbana Fellows onsite at Urbana (during the dinner break Friday December 28)

We’re hoping to engage a diverse group ranging from undergraduates to postdocs, including old friends and newcomers to ESN, folks from partner organizations and local InterVarsity chapters and those who aren’t yet connected to our network. The broad field areas for small groups are: humanities, social sciences, math and natural science, and tech and computer science. We’d love to see you there!

You must be an ESN member to be eligible. If you haven’t done so already, Join ESN for free. 

Apply for the ESN Urbana 18 Fellows Program


1 Note: There are a few rare logistical scenarios beyond ESN’s control in which we may not be able to award a financial scholarship or it may be slightly less than $100. In such rare cases, applicants awarded a fellowship will still be eligible for all other program benefits, and will usually be able to transfer their $100 towards registration for a friend attending Urbana.

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Hannah Eagleson

Hannah Eagleson is Interim Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). She launched and still edits ESN's collaboratively written devotional for academics, Scholar's Compass. Hannah also crafts other community-building events and materials for ESN. She holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Delaware, and an MA from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD. she’s working on a novel about a dragon who gave up fending off knights to become a tea importer in eighteenth-century England.

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