Fellowships are awarded annually in support of research projects relating to the work of Bernard J. F. Lonergan, S.J. The Fellowships include a stipend of $8,000 a semester, or $16,000 for both semesters.

Preference will be given to scholars who have earned a Ph.D., or a similar advanced degree, and who will be able to be in residence at Boston College for one or two semesters. In addition to the stipend, the Lonergan Institute offers housing to a limited number of visiting scholars in a peaceful, communal setting located on campus.

Applicants should include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a letter of recommendation from an established scholar acquainted with the applicant’s qualifications and work, and (3) a 500-word research or writing proposal outlining the applicant’s project and the resources at Boston College on which it will draw.

These documents should be addressed to Professor Patrick Byrne, Director of the Lonergan Institute, Boston College and emailed no later than January 15 to Mary Elliot at mary.franks@bc.edu.

Decisions will be announced by mid-March.

For inquiries about the Fellowship, contact Mary Elliot at mary.franks@bc.edu or 617-552-2935.

For questions about admission to the graduate program in Philosophy, please contact the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at 617-552-3265 or gsasinfo@bc.edu.

Full or partial Masters Degree Scholarships will be awarded to students interested in furthering their understanding of the work of Bernard J. F. Lonergan, S.J.

Note that eligibility is contingent upon acceptance into the graduate programs of the Master of Arts in Philosophy or the joint MA in Philosophy and Theology at Boston College. That is, your application for the Lonergan Scholarship will not be considered until you have been accepted into the graduate program in Philosophy, Theology, or the joint program in both departments.

Applications for the Philosophy masters program may be obtained from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.  Visit their web site to download an application.

A separate letter of interest in the Lonergan Scholarship should be addressed to Professor Patrick Byrne, Director of the Lonergan Institute, and emailed no later than February 1 to Mary Elliot at mary.franks@bc.edu.

The letter of interest should include: (I) a statement of desire to be considered for a fellowship award; (II) a brief statement of the source of interest in Lonergan studies; (III) the name of someone who is willing to recommend the student for graduate studies in Lonergan’s work.

Decisions will be announced by May 1.

Contact Mary Elliot at mary.franks@bc.edu or 617-552-2935 with questions.