Bannan Grants support research, course development, and working groups related to the yearly Bannan Institute theme.
The 2013–14 Bannan Institute will bridge the domains of science, technology, public education, and secular culture to explore one of the most significant questions of our time: What Good is God?
The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education invites proposals for a range of grants, which support and further interdisciplinary engagement with the theme of the yearly Bannan Institute theme.
The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education will award up to one faculty research grant (up to $10,000) for a project which bridges the domains of science, technology, public education, and secular culture to explore one of the most significant questions of our time: What Good Is God? Preference will be given to interdisciplinary research proposals that engage more than one department or more than one area within a discipline.
The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education will award up to three course development grants (up to $1,250 each) for revisions to existing courses to incorporate the 2013-2014 Bannan Institute theme in a significant way.One significant lecture (with student respondents) within the newly developed course should be opened to the University community and larger public, and explicitly address the 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 incorporates the 2013-2014 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 one Bannan Institute undergraduate fellow for the 2013-2014 year to develop opportunities for student colleagues, the larger University community, and the general public around the Institute theme.During the course of the Fellowship, fellows are expected to spend five (5) hours a week on Fellowship activities (a $5,000 stipend will be provided).
The call for proposals for the 2014-2015 Bannan Institute on Ignatian Leadership will be available here by December 20, 2013.
Each Bannan Institute spans academic, public, and pastoral offerings to engage Santa Clara University and the larger community around issues of contemporary religious, cultural, and theological significance.