Center for Research on Global Catholicism Seminar Fellowship Program

Mary Dunn Discussion

The Center for Research on Global Catholicism at Saint Louis University is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural Seminar Fellowship Program for 2024-2025 on the theme of “New Directions in Research on Global Catholicism: Mobilities, Migrations, Circulations.”

The program will bring together eight scholars from different professional ranks, disciplinary perspectives, and personal backgrounds to share and advance their current lines of research within the framework of global Catholicism.

Successful applicants will be engaged in research projects related to Catholicism on the move—that is, the mobilities, migrations, and circulations of Catholicism in all of its manifestations across chronologies and geographies. The CRGC invites applicants at any academic rank, including ABDs, from any humanities or social science discipline to apply.

The Seminar will consist of eight fellows: four from academic departments at Saint Louis University; four scholars from other universities or academic institutions (research library, museum, archives, etc.) in the United States or around the world. Six of the eight fellowships are reserved for scholars holding a PhD with active research and publishing agendas. The two remaining fellowships are reserved for advanced PhD students. The CRGC will provide additional resources for seminar meetings, such as guest speakers, respondents, and moderators, to enrich the intellectual experience for participants. Scholars selected to participate in the Seminar Fellowship Program will receive a $4000 stipend. The CRGC will subsidize all costs for transportation, meals, and accommodations for the on campus seminar meetings

Fellows will meet four times between January 2024 and April 2025 to share work in progress: January 26, 2024 (full day) on campus at SLU; April 12, 2024 (half day) by zoom; October 23, 2024 (half day) by zoom; and April 11, 2025 (full day) on campus at SLU. Fellows are responsible, in consultation with the CRGC, for organizing a book symposium featuring an author-led discussion of a recent publication related to the seminar themes of global Catholicism, mobilities, migrations, and circulations. The book symposium will be the capstone event of the final meeting on April 11, 2025.

Interested applicants should submit a C.V., contact information for two references, and a 1-page letter of interest describing their research project in light of the Fellowship program themes by June 15, 2023 to