Since 1964 the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has supported over 200 scholars and ministry leaders throughout the Episcopal Church fostering innovation in theological formation and ministerial leadership in challenging times. The Fellows who are selected have a significant track record of going on to share their knowledge experience and best practices with the wider Church in transformative ways. Applicants may be lay or ordained they do not have to be considering ordained ministry to be an ECF Fellow. Applicants may be Episcopalians or members from any member church of the Anglican Communion. There are two tracks the academic track and the ministry track. Awards are renewable up to a total of three years but renewal will be based on continued need and impact as well as availability of funds.