Bannan Grants support research, course development, and working groups related to the yearly Bannan Institute theme. All grants for the 2014-2015 academic year have been distributed.
The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education invites proposals for a full range of Bannan Grants, which support and advance interdisciplinary engagement around the theme of the 2014-2015 Bannan Institute. Bannan Institutes are yearlong thematic programs that address matters of significance within the Jesuit, Catholic intellectual tradition, foster an ethic of dialogue among persons of diverse religious and philosophical commitments, and offer opportunities for exchange across the University and broader community.
The 2014-2015 Bannan Institute will explore the theme of Ignatian Leadership. Ignatian leadership is not limited to any one cause, school, or organizational theory, but rather is marked by a commitment to live out and live into one's larger life vocation in such a way as to affect personal and communal transformation. In the first principle and foundation of the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius of Loyola urges: "I ought to desire and elect only the thing which is more conducive to the end for which I am created." Drawing on the form, practices, and principles of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the Bannan Institute will explore the theme of Ignatian leadership as a practice, a way of proceeding.
The fall, winter, and spring quarters of the 2014-2015 Bannan Institute, we will focus on the practices of justice, faith, and the intellectual life within the exercise Ignatian leadership. Proposals are encouraged to explore these sub-themes and the integration of justice, faith, and the intellectual life within the exercise of leadership.
Fall 2014 | Leadership and Justice: Educated Solidarity and the Proyecto Social
Winter 2015 | Leadership and Faith: Discernment, Dialogue, and Freedom
Spring 2015 | Leadership and the Intellectual Life: Tradition, Innovation, and Transformation
The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education invites proposals for up to one faculty research grant (up to $10,000) for a project which substantively explores the topic of Ignatian Leadership in a disciplinary or interdisciplinary way. Proposals must seek to advance the Ignatian Center's vision of integrating faith, justice, and the intellectual life, and preference will be given to interdisciplinary research proposals that engage more than one department on-campus or more than one area within a discipline. At the culmination of the academic year, the grantee(s) will be expected to share their findings within a spring quarter Bannan Institute presentation and publish a summary of their findings in the Ignatian Center's explore Journal.
The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education invites proposals for up to five faculty/student/community research grants (up to $7,000 each) for projects that demonstrate a lived example of Ignatian Leadership within the context of collaborative work in the Washington Neighborhood of San Jose. Research proposals must include a collaborative program design, development, implementation and evaluation partnership that incorporates at least one faculty member, two undergraduate or graduate students, and one community associate and include a plan for sustainability beyond the time frame of the initial implementation. Each member of the team will receive a $1,000 stipend and the group will be awarded up to $2,000 for research materials and expenses. Preference will be given to research proposals that advance the Ignatian Center's vision of integrating faith, justice, and the intellectual life by improving community health and wellness outcomes or supporting and enhancing education. At the culmination of the academic year, participants will be expected to share their findings within a spring quarter Bannan Institute presentation, publish a summary of their findings in the Ignatian Center's explore Journal, and participate in a cooperative Thriving Neighbors publication submission process.
In commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of the Jesuits and their collaborators at the Universidad de Centroamerica (UCA) in El Salvador, the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education will award up to three grants (up to $5,000 each) to support faculty and staff to develop their scholarship, teaching, and/or service in ways that further the work of educated solidarity and the vocation of the University as a proyecto social. Preference will be given to projects that develop an explicit collaboration between faculty, staff, and/or students at Santa Clara University and the Universidad de Centroamerica (UCA) in El Salvador, or other Jesuit institutions internationally. Faculty and staff who have participated in immersion experiences that advance the Ignatian Center's vision of integrating faith, justice, and the intellectual life are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education will award up to three course linking grants (up to $500 each) for revisions to existing courses to incorporate the 2014-2015 Bannan Institute theme and offerings in a significant way. For example, faculty members may propose to link a course theme to all or part of a Bannan Institute quarterly lecture series or propose a related speaker for inclusion within the Bannan Institute lecture series that connects their course to the broader Bannan Institute theme.
The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education will award up to one course creation grant (up to $6,500) for a new course proposal that advances the 2014-2015 Bannan Institute theme in a significant way. Preference will be given to proposals for courses that fully embrace the theme and courses that can be taught beyond the Institute year.
The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education will award up to two working group grants (up to $5,000 each) to encourage faculty and staff to work in teams to define and develop research related to the Institute theme (broadly construed), to foster collaborative scholarly exchange, to promote interdisciplinary scholarship, and to encourage intellectual discourse among faculty, staff, and students. Working group activities can take various forms, such as a series of roundtables, reading groups, speaker symposia, or workshops centered on the theme. Proposals that draw members from more than one unit on campus are particularly encouraged.
The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education will select up to one undergraduate or graduate student, interested in exploring a ministerial vocation (broadly conceived) to serve as the Spohn Religion and Public Life Fellow for the 2014-2015 year. The selected Spohn Fellow would be charged with developing opportunities for students, the larger University community, and the general public to engage the Bannan Institute theme. A generous stipend will be provided. This fellowship is sponsored by the William C. Spohn Memorial Fund, which was created by Spohn family members and friends to honor the memory of a former Director of the Bannan Center whose work, leadership, and scholarship were animated by a deep commitment to religion and public life. Interested applicants should contact Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley, Director of Institutes and Spirituality, for more information.