College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Philosophy and Religion

Thanks to a bequest from Mabel L. Campbell, the Religion Program at Butler is in a position to offer financial support to Religion majors and minors to facilitate off-campus opportunities for intellectual or vocational development.  Activities that might qualify include:

  • travel to academic meetings;
  • travel to workshops (writers' conferences, etc.);
  • travel to pre-professional events, such as visit days at graduate schools or theological seminaries;
  • travel related to domestic or international service;
  • conference fees and expenses connected with an approved event, in Indianapolis or out of town;
  • support for internships related to religion or social service (school year or summer);
  • support for study-abroad venues focused on religion;
  • support for research expenses connected with an undergraduate thesis or independent study project;
  • support for student-initiated and student-run workshops, seminars or teach-ins on the Butler campus.

Requests for support must be submitted in writing (typescript required).  Download an application form to apply for the Campbell Fund.

The Religion faculty will review proposals monthly from October 1 through April 1, on or shortly after the first of each month.  Applicants will be informed of the disposition of their application within two or three weeks. 

Support from the Campbell Fund is designated for majors and minors in Religion at Butler University.  Combined majors in Philosophy and Religion and students with a strong record of activism in the Center for Faith and Vocation are also eligible.

Recent Campbell Award Recipients:

  • January 2010 - Quinn Clark '11, studied in Northern India with the School of International Training (SIT). SIT, a Vermont based organization dually functioning as a Study Abroad program and a Masters program, focuses on immersive, experiential learning.
  • April 2010 - Betsy Shirley '11, attended the Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing. The goal of the festival was to bring together writers and readers to explore the ways faith is represented in literature and its meaning in the world today.
  • May 2011 - Katie Kilgore '11, attended the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference which offered beginning writers an opportunity to mix with professional writers as well as agents and editors.
  • November 2011 - Chris Jozwiak '12, traveled to Israel/Palestine to address the question of how religious pilgrimages to the Holy Land can affect peace building in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict for his honors thesis.
  • Fall 2012 - Aaron Harrison '14, presently studying abroad in Pune, India at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, a leading Catholic university in India.
  • Fall 2013 - Moira Frazier '14, traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Watson Library to conduct research for her honors thesis on, Othodox Christian iconography.
  • Spring 2014 - John Traylor, '14, will travel to Honduras with a Butler Service Learning group to work at Nuevo Paraiso orphanage building structures and doing outreach activities with children and residences of the surrounding neighborhoods.