Fellowship Program in Jesuit Studies 2017, Boston College, USA

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Welcome to the Fellowship Program At Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies 

About the Institute

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the website of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College.

Founded in 2014, the Institute seeks to deepen understanding and appreciation for the history, spirituality, educational heritage, and pedagogical approaches of the Society of Jesus. We hope to serve as a dynamic and collaborative scholarly resource—both on and off the campus of Boston College—for important coursework, publications, symposia, online materials, and other programs that convey the distinctive character of the Jesuit mission.

The Institute brings to Boston College the world’s most preeminent scholars in the burgeoning field of Jesuit Studies. The Lecture Series on Jesuit Studies, which we cosponsor with the Institute for Liberal Arts, gives visiting historians, theologians, and other experts the opportunity to engage with the University’s community and the general public. We collaborate with other academic departments and programs at Boston College to host additional presentations by emerging and distinguished scholars, all of which are open to the public. Lastly, the Institute’s in-residence fellowship program facilitates the completion of academic work related to the Society of Jesus by providing scholars the necessary resources to research and publish, including access to the rich Jesuitica holdings at the University’s libraries. These distinguished scholars regularly present their findings, including to undergraduate classes, during their fellowships at Boston College.

Our Institute devotes particular attention to classwork at Boston College. Staff members teach a variety of undergraduate courses during the academic year. We offer a Certificate in Jesuit Studies each summer, a nine-credit scholarly program that utilizes travel in Europe and graduate-level coursework at Boston College as unique means for participants to critically examine the history, spirituality, and leadership methods associated with the Jesuits and their apostolates. Alumni of the certificate program include university officials, high school teachers and administrators, and Jesuit scholastics, coming from from Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Weekly seminars introduce certificate participants to some of the most important leaders of Jesuit works, to the contemporary challenges they face, and to the future opportunities they see.

About The Program

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies seeks to deepen understanding and appreciation of the history, spirituality, educational heritage, and pedagogical approach of the Society of Jesus through courses, workshops, publications, and scholarly symposia.

The Institute awards two types of in-residence fellowships to facilitate the completion and/or publication of academic work related to the Society of Jesus. The Institute Fellowship is a year-long appointment (September-May) with a stipend of $40,000. The Senior Research Fellowship is a semester-long appointment with a stipend of $25,000.

Both types of fellowships include personal office space and access to Boston College’s libraries, which include extensive Jesuitica holdings, as well as those of other institutions in the Boston consortium.

Fellows present on their work once per semester while at the Institute. They also engage with the wider academic community by attending relevant events and meeting with the University’s faculty members and other visiting scholars. The Institute’s fellowships do not include teaching responsibilities.

Fellowships are awarded to scholars in the fields of history, spirituality, and pedagogy, among others, to facilitate the completion and/or publication of academic work related to the Society of Jesus.

In its first year, the program received applications from graduate students to tenured professors from the Czech Republic, Italy, Ireland, and the United States. The Institute awarded one fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year and semester-long fellowships to two senior scholars.

Fellowship Application 2017-2018

Thank you for your interest in the Institute’s Fellowship Program. Please provide the information requested in the fellowship application form below. In addition, please email your curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly work no more than 30 pages in length, and statement of purpose of 1,500–2,000 words to iajs@bc.edu with “fellowship” as the subject. Applicants still enrolled in school must also submit an official transcript.

The Institute awards in-residence fellowships to facilitate the completion and/or publication of academic work related to the Society of Jesus. Information about the fellowship program can be found at http://www.bc.edu/iajs.

To apply, please complete this application and email it, along with the required materials, to iajs@bc.edu with “fellowship” in the subject line.

Required information to accompany your completed application form includes:

• Current curriculum vitae
• Sample of scholarly work, of no more than 30 pages
• Statement of purpose, of 1,500-2,000 words
• Official transcript (for applicants still enrolled in school)

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies seeks to deepen understanding and appreciation of the history, spirituality, educational heritage, and pedagogical approach of the Society of Jesus through courses, workshops, publications, and scholarly symposia. More information about its initiatives can be found at www.bc.edu/iajs.

Applications are due January 15, 2017. Candidates will be notified of decisions by February 10, 2017.

Contact Information: iajs@bc.edu | (617) 552-2568

To APPLY click "Further official information" below and fill the application form.

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