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Every year, dozens of STM students participate and present in conferences related to their studies. These conferences are enriching experiences and supplement what is being taught in the classroom, while helping students prepare for life after the STM. As an STM student you are eligible for one of the most generous reimbursement policies for academic conferences at Boston College.

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Featured Opportunities

American Academy of ReligionAmerican Association of Religion

American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, November 18-21, 2017

Join us for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings in Boston! More than 1,200 events—academic sessions, additional meetings, receptions, tours, and workshops—will be offered. Registration, the Exhibit Hall, and the Employment Center will be held in the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115. Sessions will be held in the Hynes Convention Center, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Hilton Back Bay, Marriott Copley Place, Park Plaza Hotel, Sheraton, and Westin Copley Place. Register soon to get the best attendee rate!

College Theology Society Annual Convention

College Theology Society Annual Convention, May 31- June 3, 2018

The College Theology Society Annual Convention is themed: “You Say You Want a Revolution?” 1968-2018 in Theological Perspective.“We all want to change the world,” sang the Beatles in August 1968.  When they recorded this album, one of the most extraordinary years of the twentieth century was still playing out, and revolutions of all kinds, some violent, such as the Tet Offensive in January, and some peaceful, such as Thomas Merton’s participation in interreligious dialogue with the Dalai Lama in the month he died, were causing seismic shifts in the political, cultural and religious landscape of human life.  Technology also changed the cultural landscape, bringing the world closer together, while also introducing unfamiliar ways of life and diverse religious beliefs in America’s living rooms.  The photo of Earthrise taken by Apollo 8 on December 24, the first of its kind, ended the year with a new visual perspective on a world we are meant to protect—a world in crisis as Rachel Carson had warned us six years earlier… The convention will take place at St. Catherine's University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Association of Catholic College and Universities Annual Meeting

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting, February 3-5, 2018

Like all of higher education, Catholic colleges and universities are being called upon to align themselves with the signs of the times. The 2018 ACCU Annual Meeting will seek to advance senior executive competency in understanding how to respond in this transformed landscape, addressing such issues as student learning and religious understanding, socio-cultural challenges, and new financial models for Catholic higher education. The ACCU Annual Meeting will be held in the Ritz-Carlton in Washington D.C.

Other Opportunities

Roth Essay Contest, $750 prize: Mercersburg Society

All students are encouraged to submit a paper to contend for the “Roth Prize.” This contest awards a $750 dollar prize for the best student essay written on any topic, historical or contemporary, pertaining to Mercersburg Theology. For more information pertaining to Mercersburg Theology please visit their website.

All submitted essays should be 15-20 pages in length, and complete with appropriate documentation. Submissions can be emailed to Anne Thayer until May 25, 2018. Thank you for your submissions!

Boston College Center for Christian-Jewish LearningBoston College Center for Christian-Jewish Learning Junior Research Grant

Center for Christian-Jewish Learning: Scholar Research Grants

The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning Junior Scholars Research Grants support Boston College graduate students pursuing research that is of value to the field of Christian-Jewish relations. Grants may support recipients' production of articles, book sections or chapters, conference presentations, digital materials, translations, or other scholarly resources. Research grants are one-time awards of $1,000. Up to five research grants are awarded each academic year and each summer. Please take advanatge of the application details and instructions. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis. 

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program: Stipends Available

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral applications for the 2018 Ford Foundation Fellowship Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Email the Ford Foundation with further questions and to submit applications.