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Holy Cross International Jesuit Scholars Program

Inquiries, Applications & Nominations

Jesuits from all provinces outside the United States are encouraged to apply for fellowships in consultation with their Provincials. Likewise, Provincials who wish to nominate scholars are encouraged to do so. International Visiting fellowships will be awarded only with the support of the appropriate Jesuit Provincial.

We accept inquiries and applications on an ongoing basis.  We are now prepared to receive applications for the '24-'25 academic year.

Applicants will be asked to provide:

  • An updated curriculum vitae;
  • A statement from the applicant about the objectives for research during the course of the sabbatical, along with some discussion about why Holy Cross would be a suitable place for fulfilling these objectives;
  • A letter of support from an academic colleague able to appraise the applicant's work and the research he wishes to engage in at Holy Cross.
  • A letter of support from their Provincial, indicating approval for acceptance of a fellowship.

Since fellows normally teach one course and/or find other ways to engage with Holy Cross students and faculty, we also ask that you provide some statement about what kind of lecture, course or seminar you might want to teach, or about some other form of engagement that makes good use of your talents.

Those who wish to find out more about the program should contact Thomas M. Landy, Director, McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, at

Applications can also be mailed to:
Thomas M. Landy
McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395

A committee that includes the Dean of the College and the Rector of the Jesuit Community reviews the applications.

The Jesuit Fellows are provided with office space, access to Holy Cross libraries, other research libraries, and outstanding electronic databases. They will receive financial support for designated research activities and/or to attend professional conferences, and secretarial and logistical support, including assistance in matters pertaining to visas. Housing is provided in Ciampi Hall, the Jesuit residence at Holy Cross. A stipend is available for their other expenses, and any unused portion of the stipend will be transferred to the visiting Fellow's home province at the end of the fellowship. We also provide health and dental insurance. Holy Cross will cover the cost of airfare to and from the United States.