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Amanda V. Houston Traveling Grant

martin luther king, jr., memorial committee at boston college

About the AVH Traveling Fellowship

Boston College established the Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship on 10 June 1993, in honor of the University’s first Black Studies Program Director. The purpose of this award was to further prepare Boston College undergraduates of African descent for leadership in the United States and the world at large by enriching their personal and educational development through travel. Consistent with its namesake’s lifelong role as a universal educator, community leader, and mentor, the Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship underwrites travel/study experiences that contribute to the personal and intellectual growth of its recipients.

Fellowship Goals

The Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship provides up to $3,000 toward domestic or international travel, including transportation, lodging, meals, and research-related expenses. The award must be used between 1 June and 20 January of either an independent study under the supervision of a faculty member or a research project conducted while participating in a BC recognized study abroad program. If applicant will be studying abroad, then the paper can be the result of approved course work as long as the research as described in the project proposal is completed by the end of the fellowship year.

For more information on the Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship, please visit the University Fellowships website.