Jesuit Institute Grants Are Available


The Jesuit Institute has announced the availability of grants for the 1997-98 academic year to support research, seminars and other activities at the University.

The institute awards one visiting research fellow grant per year, which includes a $37,000 stipend and on-campus residence. Institute fellows give two public lectures during the year and conduct a seminar on the work they produce while at Boston College.

A number of visiting scholar and Jesuit lecturer grants of varying amounts are also available through the institute. Visiting scholars and Jesuit lecturers typically meet with faculty and students and are asked to make several public appearances while at the University.

Boston College faculty, visiting faculty and University chair holders may apply to the Jesuit Institute for funds to start interdisciplinary seminars. Participants are expected to make a commitment to the seminar which includes continuing their involvement during academic leaves and sabbaticals. The institute also has funds available for one- or two-day academic retreats in which departments or programs reflect on the intersection of religion with their own disciplines.

Faculty or other members of the University community who wish to invite a scholar or lecturer should contact the institute for information about grants.

Applications for all grants must be received by Jan. 1 at the institute office in Faber House, 102 College Rd. The institute will announce the winners in January.

-S.S.

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