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Amanda V. Houston Traveling Grant

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

About the AVH Traveling Fellowship

Boston College established the Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship on 10 June 1993, in honor of the University’s first Black Director. The purpose of this award is to prepare Boston College students for leadership in the United States and the world at large by enriching their personal and educational development through travel. Consistent with the namesake’s lifelong role as a universal educator, community leader, and mentor, the Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship underwrites travel/study experiences that contribute to the personal and intellectual growth of its recipients. Thanks to the financial support of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Committee, as of 2011 there will be 2 AVH Traveling Fellowship issued each year.

Fellowship Goals

The Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship provides up to $3000 toward domestic or international travel, including transportation, lodging, meals and research-related expenses. The successful recipients can use the award for either an Independent Research Project under the supervision of a faculty member or a Research Paper attached to an approved course in a BC recognized study abroad program. If the applicant will be studying abroad, then the Research Paper can be result of approved coursework. The content of either the Independent Research Project or the Research Paper must significantly focus on African or African Diaspora Communities. The award must be used during the summer or fall semester of the fellowship year.


Visit the Amanda V Houston Traveling Fellowship web page to learn more.