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Advanced Study Grants

martin luther king, jr., memorial committee at boston college

The Boston College Advanced Study Grants were established to encourage, support, and give visible recognition to undergraduates who have that special spark of scholarly initiative and imagination. Students with these qualities should also be thinking of themselves as prospective candidates for national fellowships, such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Goldwater, or Truman. An Advanced Study Grant for a summer project can be an important step along the way.

Advanced Study Grants are for student-designed projects. They are not awarded for projects in which a student proposes to work with a faculty member on the faculty member's research. For such faculty-designed projects, Boston College has Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Advanced Study Grants:
These grants are funded by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee at Boston College, and they are offered to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors for summer projects that embody the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and advance non-violent initiatives in civil rights, equal rights, and economic and social  justice. For example, grants could support acquisition of skills in working with disenfranchised individuals or groups within the United States, visiting specialized libraries or archives, or advancing language skills to enhance a service or research trip to under-served areas within the United States or abroad. Proposals, particularly those for projects in another country, should clearly note the relevance of the project to the works and goals pursued by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For more information on Advanced Study Grants, please visit the University Fellowships website.