The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is an interdisciplinary center where scholars and artists engage in academic and creative work across a variety of fields at the intersection of religion and the arts. Each year the Institute brings a diverse group of Long-Term Fellows to Yale to pursue projects that connect with the mission of the Institute and are informed by various interdisciplinary perspectives. ISM Fellows are exceptional scholars and practitioners at all career stages, whose projects range from studies of Buddhist chant to choral repertoire and analyses of Medieval ritual to Jewish art. With access to Yale’s unparalleled resources, ISM Long-Term Fellows join a vibrant community for the academic year where they convene regularly with their cohort to share their work in progress. Fellows also have the option to teach interdisciplinary courses based on their area of research at Yale.

The work of the Institute touches a broad array of disciplines, including: Anthropology, Art, Architecture, Composition, Creative Writing, Ethnomusicology, Film Studies, History of Art or Architecture, Languages, Literature, Liturgical Studies, Musicology, Religious Studies, Ritual Studies, Sociology, Theatre Studies, Theology, and World Religions.

The Long-Term Fellowship application is due on November 1, 2019 for fellowships that begin in Fall 2020. In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows receive research funds, subsidized housing, and relocation costs. More information and the application can be found at For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at