International Thomas Merton Society
Shannon Fellowships Up to five Shannon Fellowship awards, of a maximum of $750 each, are awarded annually to enable qualified researchers to visit the Thomas Merton Center archives at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, or other repositories of Thomas Merton materials, such as Columbia University, Harvard University and St. Bonaventure University. The awards are named in honor of William H. Shannon, founding President of the International Thomas Merton Society.
Awards must be used between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. Awards will be based on a) the quality of the proposal submitted and on b) the need for consulting archival materials at the site proposed. Applicants must be members of the ITMS; they may join the Society at the time of application by including a check for $25, (or $40 to include The Merton Annual) made out to "ITMS", along withtheir proposals. (Membership Information) Current officers and Board members of the ITMS, as well as grant committee members, are not eligible for fellowships during their term of office.
The deadline for applications is March 15th, 2012.
Application for Shannon Fellowships must include the following:
Applications are encouraged from established scholars, from researchers without academic affiliation, and from students and younger scholars, including those engaged in research for theses and dissertations.
Successful applicants are required to submit an accurate expense account and a report summarizing the results of their research.Completed applications for fellowships, or requests for further information, should be sent to the ITMS Resident Secretary for forwarding to the selection committee chair:
"The ITMS has played an essential role in my studies of
Thomas Merton's works, beginning with the Shannon Fellowship which launched
my research at the archives in Louisville. Since then, I have met a host of
fascinating colleagues who work together to further Merton studies and many
friends who share in the causes of peace and spiritual hospitality promoted
by the ITMS."
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