Edwin M. Yamauchi Awards For Excellence in Textual Studies

Offered by the Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative

The Yamauchi Award offers significant support for graduate study in biblical studies and related fields. Up to two awards may be offered each year. Each Yamauchi award is adjusted according to need, but up to $30,000 per year may be offered for each award to cover tuition, living costs, and research costs, as necessary. The award is renewable for up to three years, provided good progress is made in the chosen course of study.

The award is named after eminent ancient historian and Professor Emeritus at Miami University (OH), Dr Edwin Masao Yamauchi. Dr Yamauchi completed his doctoral studies at Brandeis University and taught at Miami University from 1969 until 2005. His wide scholarly interests, embracing Old and New Testament as well as ancient history and the history of the Early Church, and his expertise in many ancient languages, underlie a prolific academic career. He is a widely respected academic who in his scholarship and character so ably embodies the ideals of the Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative.

The award is supported by the Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative, and one of the criteria for eligibility is previous attendance at a Logos workshop. SCIO manages the award process on behalf of the Scholars Initiative; the selection committee is composed of faculty nominated by the Scholars Initiative and Museum officials. page.