The Institute offers two types of in-residence fellowships to facilitate the research, completion and/or publication of academic work related to the Society of Jesus. Institute Fellowships are a year-long appointment (September–May), and Senior Research Fellowships, a semester-long appointment.
The Institute provides individual, furnished housing as part of both fellowships. An Institute Fellowship includes a stipend of $20,000, and the Senior Research Fellowship includes a stipend of $12,000. Additional support for research-related travel during the residency may be available.
Fellowships include personal office space at the Institute and access to the collections in the University’s libraries and those of the colleges and universities in the Boston consortium. Fellows regularly take advantage of the rich Jesuitica collection at Boston College’s Burns Library.
While in residence at the Institute, fellows will make one presentation of their work each semester. They are encouraged to collaborate with the Institute’s initiatives and programming and with the Institute’s Research Scholars. They are also expected to engage with the wider academic community by attending events and meeting with the University’s faculty members and other visiting scholars. The fellowships are not academic appointments and have no teaching responsibilities.