A screening committee will evaluate all written applications that meet the eligibility criteria and selected students may be invited to an (phone) interview. The committee will look for Fellows who demonstrate the following qualities:

  1. Academic accomplishment: as demonstrated in the applicant's academic record, writing sample and confirmed in letters of recommendation.
  2. Strong leadership potential: applicants should demonstrate leadership aptitude and a desire to progress to a position of leadership upon completion of studies at the Angelicum. References, curriculum vitae and essays should attest to the applicants' leadership capacities.
  3. An interest in studying and/or working in Interreligious Studies: the applicant should address this in their essay and references should confirm this interest of the applicant.

In addition to the electronic materials submitted via email and the printed documents submitted by post, the selection committee may require additional materials such as additional publications by the candidate, a separate letter of interest into interreligious dialogue, or a recommendation letter from the candidate's suffragan.

The selection committee will nominate Fellowship candidates to the Angelicum and the Russell Berrie Foundation, who will have final approval.

Winners will be announced in June 2017.