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Retired Faculty Grants

A limited amount of funds has been made available by the Provost’s Office for the purpose of providing grants for projects undertaken by members of the Boston College Association of Retired Faculty. Grants will support travel and expenses for research, lectures, conferences, education, publishing, volunteer work and/or other significant activities carried out directly by the applicant. Normally a grant will be from $100 to $1,000 per person. A committee appointed by the Executive Committee of the Boston College Association of Retired Faculty will review all applications and make the awards. Each April an announcement will be made calling for proposals for research projects for the following academic budgetary year (June 1-May 31). Projects should be designed to be completed at least by the end of the academic budgetary year following the year of the award. A brief report on the outcome of the funded effort should be prepared and submitted to the President of the Boston College Association of Retired Faculty.

Applications should include the following: • Cover sheet • Description of proposed project (two pages maximum) » Objectives for the proposed work and its significance » Relationship of proposed project objectives to your longer term goals » Relationship to other work by you or others • Proposed budget (one page maximum) • Summary CV criteria of selection The merit of the proposal as judged by the reviewers will be the primary criterion. In addition, priority will be given to proposals that will: • Assist retired faculty members to sustain or redirect their careers in the areas of research, education or service or to make significant progress on important projects • Likely produce significant results • Assist in bringing existing projects to a successful conclusion • Reflect favorably on the University and its community of retirees Timing of proposal and award.

Proposals should be submitted to the President of the Boston College Association of Retired Faculty no later than the last working day of April. Awards will be announced the middle of May. Address proposals to: President of BCARF, Dennis Taylor (taylor@bc.edu). Expense Report Receipts should be retained and submitted, up to the amount of the grant, to: Center for Centers, Fiscal and Events Specialist, 10 Stone Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Receipts should be submitted within 1 month of when the expense occurred, and in any event by April 15. In submitting expenses, original receipts and a BC expense form must be submitted:  see

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and select the “Non-BC Employee Form”

Proposals Awarded for 2016-2017


•  Rosemarie Bodenheimer:  Funding to have Gothic German letters transcribed into modern German to write a fictive memoir with the working title Mendelssohn & Co.


•  Matilda Bruckner:  Travel to Durham UK to attend the colloquium of the Societe Internationale pour l'etude du Theater Medieval.


•  Dwayne Carpenter:  Travel to Madrid to research "Conversion to and from Judaism in Medieval Spain."


•  Vera Lee:  Funding to work with a cartoonist in writing a Graphic Novel.


•  Jean Mooney: Funding to forward the design and implementation of an after-school "Engineering Club" for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade boys at St. Columbkille's Partnership School.


•  Marian Brown St. Onge:  Travel to Oxford University for a conference on Biography Beyond Borders re American and European Biography.