the clough center for the study of constitutional democracy
Graduate Fellows Program
The Clough Center invites applications from Boston College graduate students conducting research on any aspect of
constitutional democracy to participate in its Graduate Fellow Program for the 2015-16 academic year. The Center seeks to
appoint Fellows from among graduate students in the Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology)
and the Humanities (Classical Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Theology), as well as the other professional schools.
The program fosters an interdisciplinary dialogue among graduate students studying the issues of constitutional democracy, broadly understood, in the United States and the world. In addition to its other objectives, the program offers a forum for Fellows from an array of disciplines to present research and receive critical feedback from other graduate students.
Clough Center Graduate Fellows may avail themselves to numerous benefits, including:
- A substantial summer stipend to support your research and writing goals
- Preferential access to travel and research funding made available by the Center during the academic year
- Unparalleled institutional support for your research projects
- Participation in the Center’s special initiatives, including international projects
- The opportunity to engage with grad students in other disciplines and present your research in a supportive and wellstructured scholarly environment
- The opportunity to organize and participate in interdisciplinary graduate student conferences
- The chance to meet and discuss your work in private settings with the Center’s speakers Access to the prominent scholars serving on the Center’s Board of Advisors
Responsibilities of Clough Center Graduate Fellows include a commitment to:
- Attending the events organized by the Center during the 2015-16 academic year
- Participating in the Graduate Fellows’ events and writing workshops
- Contributing to an ongoing discussion about the Center’s activities and projects
Membership in the Graduate Fellows Program is by application only. Prospective members are encouraged to visit our application section to learn more. Additional information for applicants, members, or the public is available by contacting our coordinator, Gary Winslett.