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New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

John J. Burns Library is a member of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC), a collaboration of New England cultural repositories that offers grants to researchers working in a broad range of disciplines and topics. Consortium policy is to ensure that John J. Burns Library and all other members host fellows every year, and grants are designed to encourage projects that draw on the resources of several repositories. The program is competitive, offers $5000 stipends, and requires research itineraries that involve at least eight weeks of onsite research, including visits at three different member institutions of at least two weeks each.

Please refer to the NERFC website for eligibility and application requirements. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposals with Burns Library staff.

Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies Fellowship Program

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College 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. The Institute offers two types of in-residence fellowships: 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, in addition to a stipend.

For more details, including application dates and instructions, see the IAJS website.

Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies

The Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies program is a cooperative venture between the Boston College Center for Irish Programs and the Boston College Libraries. Burns Visiting Scholars teach courses, offer public lectures, and engage with the rich resources of the John J. Burns Library in their ongoing research, writing, and creative endeavors.

For more details, including information on our current and previous scholars, see the Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies page.

Manuscript Society Maass Research Grant

The Maass Grant is open to individuals pursuing graduate studies which involve the extensive use of original manuscripts.

The grant is named in memory of humanitarian, benefactor and legendary collector Richard Maass, one of the founders of the Manuscript Society. Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree at an accredited College or University that holds institutional membership in The Manuscript Society and be formally sponsored by that institutional member. The Grant, which offers $5,000, is to be used for expenses related directly to research using original manuscripts.

Boston College is a member of the Manuscript Society. Please contact us if you are a Boston College graduate student and would like to request supporting materials for your application.