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Every year, dozens of STM students participate and present in conferences related to their studies. These conferences are enriching experiences and supplement what is being taught in the classroom, while helping students prepare for life after the STM. As an STM student you are eligible for one of the most generous reimbursement policies for academic conferences at Boston College.

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Psychology and the OtherPsychology of the Other

Psychology and the Other Conference, October 13-15,2017

The mission of Psychology and the Other is to enrich responses and languages for human suffering, identity, and potential by promoting and facilitating interdisciplinary conversation between the disciplines of psychology, theology/religious studies, and philosophy. The 2017 conference will be held in Cambridge, MA from October 13th-15th. Please register for the conference on the Psychology and the Other webpage. 

Religious Education AssociationReligious Education Association

Religious Education Association Annual Meeting, November 3-5, 2017

Join the Religious Education Association for thier annual meeting, this year held in St. Louis, MO. The annual meeting seeks to connect colleagues and hear about all the wonderful work being done in the field. Each year’s meeting revolves around a theme 2017's theme being Learning in Encounter: Crossroads, Connections, Collaborations. 

Lumen et Vita Logo


In a world torn by conflict and heavy with the burden of sin, we yearn for reconciliation: person to person, nation to nation, humankind to God. It is along this theme that we invite graduate students at the STM to submit paper abstracts for our Fall Symposium. Successful submissions could include a theological focus on themes such as national and international peacemaking; grace and forgiveness; sin and violence; virtue and glorification; love and justification; trauma and recovery; death and soteriology. 

American Academy of ReligionAmerican Association of Religion

American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, November 18-21, 2017

Join us for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings in Boston! More than 1,200 events—academic sessions, additional meetings, receptions, tours, and workshops—will be offered. Registration, the Exhibit Hall, and the Employment Center will be held in the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115. Sessions will be held in the Hynes Convention Center, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Hilton Back Bay, Marriott Copley Place, Park Plaza Hotel, Sheraton, and Westin Copley Place. Register soon to get the best attendee rate!

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Last Updated: 5/23/2017

Roth Essay Contest, $750 prize: Mercersburg Society

All students are encouraged to submit a paper to contend for the “Roth Prize.” This contest awards a $750 dollar prize for the best student essay written on any topic, historical or contemporary, pertaining to Mercersburg Theology. For more information pertaining to Mercersburg Theology please visit their website.

All submitted essays should be 15-20 pages in length, and complete with appropriate documentation. Submissions can be emailed to Anne Thayer until May 25, 2018. Thank you for your submissions!

Boston College Center for Christian-Jewish LearningBoston College Center for Christian-Jewish Learning Junior Research Grant

Center for Christian-Jewish Learning: Scholar Research Grants

The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning Junior Scholars Research Grants support Boston College graduate students pursuing research that is of value to the field of Christian-Jewish relations. Grants may support recipients' production of articles, book sections or chapters, conference presentations, digital materials, translations, or other scholarly resources. Research grants are one-time awards of $1,000. Up to five research grants are awarded each academic year and each summer. Please take advanatge of the application details and instructions. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis. 

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program: Stipends Available

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral applications for the 2018 Ford Foundation Fellowship Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Email the Ford Foundation with further questions and to submit applications.