1998-99 Jesuit Institute Grants Available

By Sean Smith
Staff Writer

The Jesuit Institute has announced the availability of grants for the 1998-99 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. During the year, institute fellows study an issue or theme regarding the intersection of faith and culture, give two public lectures and conduct a seminar on their work.

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. Any academic department or program may apply for these grants, either individually or with other units.

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.

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