Roche Center Research Fellows

The Roche Center offers semester-long and year-long fellowships to conduct research, advance the practice in Catholic education, and support the leadership programming of the Center. 

Program Description

As appropriate, fellows collaborate with staff and faculty from professional schools and centers across Boston College, including the Roche Center, the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, the Carroll School of Management, and the School of Theology and Ministry. During their time with the Roche Center, fellows conduct research and publish scholarship on Catholic schools.The year-long fellowship includes a stipend, and additional support for research-related travel may be available. Fellows are expected to engage with the wider academic community by attending events and meetings with the University's faculty members and other fellows. The fellowships are not academic appointments and have no teaching responsibilities. This is an excellent opportunity for doctoral students interested in advancing their contributions to service to Catholic schools and scholarship.


Application Information

In addition to a completed application, please email the following materials to Dr. Melodie Wyttenbach at (please include in the subject line: “Roche Center Fellowship”):

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Purpose of 1,000-2,000 words. This statement should describe the research project the applicant hopes to advance, its relevance to the Catholic sector, and any potential Boston College faculty s/he wishes to work with. 
  • Official transcript (for applicants enrolled in school)


If necessary, application materials may be mailed to:

Boston College
Roche Center for Catholic Education
Attn: Roche Center Fellows
25 Lawrence Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467