Enrico Dolazza Travel Fellowship

The CTEWC Enrico Dolazza Travel Fellowship for visiting scholars aims to support the travel of scholars belonging to the CTEWC network fostering the mission of CTEWC with their scholarly work and collaborations across the planet.

The annual funds allocated to the CTEWC Enrico Dolazza Travel Fellowship are limited. When the fixed annual amount of the funds for each funding category is reached, no more requests will be accepted for travel within that year (from January to December) and notice will be given through the FIRST. Late applicants may apply the following year.

Categories of Fellowship Recipients

First category:

Scholars and practitioners belonging (and registered in) to the CTEWC network

Each year, applications for funding for airline travel will be considered in the case of:

  • Plenary speakers at conferences organized by scholars within the CTEWC network (the conferences organizers will suggest who are the plenary speakers who could apply for the Enrico Dolazza Travel Fellowship)
  • Plenary Speakers or Speakers of Concurrent sessions or those who present posters at conferences on theological ethics
  • Collaborative research occurring in specific institutional locations in the Global South
  • Collaborative research occurring in specific institutional locations in the Global North for those from the Global South
  • Teaching at institutions in the Global South
  • Teaching at institutions in the Global North for those from the Global South
  • Academic and/or scientific services in countries in the Global South*
  • Academic and/or scientific services in countries in the Global North for those from the Global South*

* Service includes:

  • Service as an external examiner of a doctoral dissertation
  • Contributor to a collaborative project with another institution, for example, working together for a symposium or workshop or a book project, which may require international travel to the collaborating institution

Second category:

Junior scholars belonging (and registered in) to the CTEWC network

Each solar year, a limited percentage of the Enrico Dolazza Travel Fellowship will be reserved for junior scholars on a competitive base. Scholars are considered “juniors” within seven years from the end of their doctoral studies. They may apply for travel that could help develop their research and/or teaching goals.

Third category:

Doctoral students belonging (and registered in) to the CTEWC network

On a competitive basis, each solar year a limited percentage of the Enrico Dolazza Travel Fellowship will be reserved for doctoral students to pursue research related to their dissertation.

Requirements

  • Advance planning is required: applications must be received at least three months ahead of the travel dates. However, this may be waived in case visa applications are not accepted by specific countries more than three months ahead of the travel.
  • For recipients of the Enrico Dolazza Travel Fellowship, if extenuating circumstances do not make it possible to travel, immediate and documented communication is required to Andrea Vicini, so as to secure a refund for the airline tickets, even if partial.

Limitations

  • In the case of research projects, applicants are responsible for submitting their projects and making their own necessary arrangements (i.e., housing, food, visa requirements, etc.).
  • The fellowship only covers the air travel and not visas, nor any ground transportation to and from airports, nor any other costs incurred on flights, or nor any other expenses.
  • After the approval of a submitted research project, CTEWC will coordinate the airline booking with our travel agent who will do the booking of all our funded flights. For administrative reasons, neither travel reimbursements nor any other reimbursements are possible.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to fund the travel of participants to attend conferences. We will consider whether a junior faculty or PhD candidate will argue that s/he needs to go to a conference for her/his research.
  • Requests to fund travel within the same country (even in the Global South) will not be accepted.
  • In general, for each applicant, no more than one application each year will be accepted.

How to Apply

  • All scholars interested in being awarded a CTEWC Enrico Dolazza Travel Fellowship for visiting scholars should fill out this application form. Questions about applying can be directed to Andrea Vicini, SJ (vicini@bc.edu).

Report

  • Those who benefited from the CTEWC Enrico Dolazza Travel Fellowship are also required to write and submit a short description of the funded project to Andrea Vicini, SJ (vicini@bc.edu) within three months after the conference. This short description will be posted on our website and noted in The First newsletter. For considering subsequent applications by the same person, the submission of such reports in due time is required.