Visiting Fellows

The Jesuit Institute invites to Boston College scholars from other institutions around the world whose research and writing bear upon the religious dimension of culture.

The purpose of this Visiting Fellows program is to support scholars from the Global South (Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America) who are working in projects on faith, culture, and the common good. They are supported so that they may share with the academic community at Boston College the fruits and the challenges of their own research.

Their appointments coincide with our semester schedule. There are two fellows each semester. Their benefits include housing, round trip airfare, a budget to attend a conference of their field, fully-equipped office at the Institute, and a monthly stipend.

In order to be considered for a fellowship, scholars from the Global South must be nominated by a BC faculty member who will serve as their sponsor, that is, their host within the department of their field of inquiry.

The fellow must give one University lecture, and the hope is that they learn about how we connect professionally so as to develop more as an international scholar.

Any faculty member at Boston College may nominate a scholar from the Global South for the fellowship. Nominations should be sent to the Director, Father James Keenan (

Past Visiting Fellows