Baylor's Baptist College & University Scholars is a collaborative partnership program of the Baylor Graduate School, the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities (IABCU) and IABCU Partner Schools. This program seeks to strengthen ties among IABCU member schools by identifying Baptist College and University Scholars from Ph.D. or MFA programs.
Formerly known as Young Scholars in the Baptist Academy, the BSIR promotes scholarship from Baptist perspectives across the ages and around the globe by facilitating a scholarly forum for exchange of ideas. This community is international, intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and invites a diversity of Baptist affiliations. At annual meetings, hosted at Regents Park College, Oxford England, senior scholars (BSIR Fellows) and a Visiting Fellow engage with the developing ideas of doctoral students, early–career and mid-career faculty (BSIR Scholars) presenting papers selected through a competitive process.