Dissertation Fellowship - The Academy of American Franciscan History

Scholarship Description

The Academy of American Franciscan History is accepting applications for four dissertation fellowships, each worth $10,000. As many as two of these fellowships will be awarded for projects dealing with some aspect of the history of the Franciscan Family in Latin America, including the United States Borderlands, Mexico, Central and South America. Up to another two fellowships will be awarded to support projects dealing with some aspect of the history of the Franciscan Family in the rest of the United States and Canada. Projects may deal with any aspect of the history of the Franciscan Family, including any of the branches of the Family, male, female, tertiary, Capuchin, etc. The projects will be evaluated by a selected group of scholars who will make recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Academy. The fellowships may be used for any valid purpose relating to the conducting of research and may be used in conjunction with other awards and grants. The recipient must be engaged in full-time research during the period of the fellowship. Proposals may be submitted in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese. The applicant must be a doctoral candidate at a University in the Americas, and the bulk of the research should be conducted in the Americas. The Board reserves the right to refuse to award any fellowships should the proposals not be deemed suitable. To apply for a fellowship, please provide a 10-page abstract of the proposed research. This abstract should include the title and principle arguments of the dissertation, a research plan, listing repositories where the research will be conducted, and a time-table outlining all phases of the research up to and including the conclusion and successful defense of the dissertation. The applicant must also provide three letters of support for the project, one of which must be from the chairman of the dissertation committee/major advisor. As a condition of the fellowship award, the Academy will reserve the right of first refusal to publish any work funded under the provision of this program. The Academy has a fifty-year history of publishing works dealing with the history of the Franciscan Family in the Americas. Any royalties or other considerations resulting form publication will be separate and distinct from the dissertation fellowship. To apply, or for further information, please address all materials to: Dr. Jeffery M. Burns, Director Academy of American Franciscan History 1712 Euclid Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709-1208 or

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 4

Min Award: 10000

Max Award: 10000

Deadline: 2018-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Graduate Theological Union
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Berkeley, CA 94709

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