Boston College Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies In-Residence Fellows Program 2018, USA

Publish Date: Nov 13, 2017

Deadline: Jan 15, 2018

In-Residence Fellows

The Institute is pleased to invite applications for in-residence fellowships to facilitate the research, completion and/or publication of academic work related to the Society of Jesus.

Applications are now welcomed from scholars in the fields of history, spirituality, and pedagogy (among others) for the 2018–2019 academic year. Applications and supporting materials are due before January 15, 2018.

The Institute offers two types of in-residence fellowships for the 2018–2019 academic year: Institute Fellowships, a year-long appointment (September–May), and Senior Research Fellowships, a semester-long appointment.

The Institute provides individual, furnished housing as part of both fellowships. An Institute Fellowship includes a stipend of $20,000, and the Senior Research Fellowship includes a stipend of $12,000. Additional support for research-related travel during the residency may be available.

Fellowships include personal office space at the Institute and access to the collections in the University’s libraries and those of the colleges and universities in the Boston consortium. Candidates are encouraged to consult the extensive listings of Jesuitica holdings at Boston College prior to submitting their applications. Preference will be given to applicants in the final stages of writing or revising substantive scholarly work.

While in residence at the Institute, fellows will make one presentation of their work each semester. They are encouraged to collaborate with the Institute’s initiatives and programming and with the Institute’s Research Scholars. They are also expected to engage with the wider academic community by attending events and meeting with the University’s faculty members and other visiting scholars. The fellowships are not academic appointments and have no teaching responsibilities.

In addition to the application, candidates should email the following materials to (please include in the subject line: “fellowship”):

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A sample of scholarly work of no more than 30 pages
  • Statement of Purpose of 1,500–2,000 words. This statement should describe the project, its scholastic contributions, and how it relates to existing works (with authors, titles, and dates). Also, it should explain the ways in which the fellowship and being in residence at the Institute would assist with the project.
  • Official transcript (for applicants currently enrolled in school)

Lastly, two letters in support of an application should be emailed directly to the Institute by the recommenders.

If necessary, application materials may be mailed to:

Boston College
Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies
Simboli Hall
Attn: Fellowship Programs
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Applications are due January 15, 2018, and candidates will be notified of decisions by February 1, 2018. Questions can be directed to the Institute (, with “fellowship” as the subject).

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