The selection committee will evaluate applications that meet the eligibility criteria and selected applicants 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 the field of Interreligious Studies and a commitment to continuing to demonstrate leadership in their local communities or globally: the applicants should address this in their essays; and references should confirm this interest of the applicants.  

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

Winners will be announced the first weeks of June 2020. The new cohort of Russell Berrie Fellows will start their fellowship program in October 2020 in accordance with the university academic calendar.