An initial gift of $ 65,800 was donated to launch the Paul G. Hiebert Mission Research Initiative (now known as the ‘Hiebert Project’). The purpose of the project is to build on the legacy of Dr. Hiebert and to promote continuing development of missiology through the initiation of the following projects.
Research & Scholarship
The project funds the following doctoral scholarships in order to promote quality scholarship in the field of missiology and help further missiological research projects.
Paul G. Hiebert Prize
In recognition of Paul Hiebert’s outstanding contributions to the field of missiology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is pleased to announce the establishments of the “Paul Hiebert Prize.” This prize is in honor of Paul and Frances Hiebert. It is given each year to a Trinity doctoral student for a dissertation or publication which makes a significant contribution to the field of missiology.
The following awards are given to those PhD students who have demonstrated outstanding contribution to mission related ministries and/or to missiological research. These scholarships are awarded to financially aid the cost of course work or dissertation research.
- A Hiebert Doctoral Fellowship scholar is awarded a Hiebert Scholarship of $11,500 per year.
- Two Hiebert Merit Scholarship students are awarded a Hiebert Scholarship of $5,000 per year.
Through the leadership of these doctoral students, the next two projects will be conducted.
Online Digital Archives
The project is digitizing all lecture notes, papers, and other existing works by Dr. Hiebert, and is also gathering other various types of primary source materials – Dr. Hiebert’s personal writings, audio/video recordings, and photographs – for preservation. All articles are being converted into PDF files and an annotated bibliography will be written for each article. The purpose of the digital archives is to provide a forum where all materials related to Dr. Hiebert and his scholarship can be accessed in one convenient location online. This will not only help preserve the materials for future use but also provide an immensely useful resource to those who wish to study the life and legacy of Paul G. Hiebert.
Missiology Conference & Publications
In 2014, the project will hold a missiology conference addressing the life and legacy of the late professor, Dr. Paul G. Hiebert. This conference will host prominent missiologists as speakers to make presentation on the life and missiology of Dr. Hiebert. These presentations will also be published. In addition, the project creates a biannual newsletter, published in English and Korean, to communicate the progress of the project.