Graduate students closely related to the Center (either because they are working on dissertations in the early Christian field or because they have indicated a strong interest in eventually doing so) fall into three categories.

1. Mellon-Helis Fellows

These are students who have received or are receiving stipendiary support from the Center's Endowment Fund.

2. Graduate Members

These are students who receive support from outside the Center but are similarly focused on early Christian doctoral research. They include students enrolled in graduate programs within the School of Theology and Religious Studies, the Department of Greek and Latin, and the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures.

3. Honorary Graduate Members

These are students with an early Christian interest enrolled in neighboring universities, who are especially welcome to attend Center functions and to deliver papers to our Early Christian Seminar.