Bannan Grants support research, course development, and working groups related to the yearly Bannan Institute theme.
The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education invites proposals for a range of grants, which support and advance interdisciplinary engagement around the theme of Ignatian Leadership. Ignatian Leadership is not limited to any one cause, school, or organizational theory, but rather 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, 2015-2016 Bannan Institute Grants will explore the theme of Ignatian leadership as a practice, a way of proceeding.
Applications must be submitted by June 30, 2015.
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.
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 two 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 2015-2016 Bannan Institute 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 theme of Ignatian Leadership 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 three 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 William C. Spohn Religion and Public Life Grant is awarded annually to one undergraduate or graduate student at Santa Clara University interested in exploring a vocational project in religion and public life. The grant was established by friends and family of William C. Spohn, former director of the Bannan Institute, whose work, leadership, and scholarship were animated by a deep commitment to “go and do likewise,” responding to God’s invitation to participate in the healing and transformation of our world. Interested applicants should contact Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley, Director of Bannan Institutes, for more information.