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The Peperzak Dissertation Fellowships

Peperzak Dissertation Fellowships in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Continuing a legacy of academic excellence.

Adriaan Peperzak, PhD, served on the faculty of Loyola University Chicago as the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Philosophy for 25 years. Professor Peperzak’s scholarship is widely recognized for its quantity, its quality, and its audacity. In Professor Peperzak’s judgment, philosophy cannot really be separated from one’s convictions, especially one’s convictions of faith. In addition to being a prolific scholar, he is known for his role in the formation of a generation of doctoral students not only of academic accomplishment but also of true character and commitment.

In order to continue Professor Peperzak’s work of expanding the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Loyola is launching the Peperzak Dissertation Fellowships in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. A $2 million endowment to support this initiative would provide up to three $25,000 graduate dissertation fellowships to promising scholars on an annual basis.

Champions of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition have a singular opportunity to make this vision a reality. Those who contribute $1,000 or more will have that gift matched dollar for dollar by Loyola until the $1 million fund allocated for matching funds is exhausted.

Upon successfully establishing the $2 million fund, Peperzak Dissertation Fellowships in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition will be awarded through a competitive process administered by the Joan & Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Awards will be made to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement and offer promise as scholars, teachers, and authors that will contribute to the Catholic intellectual tradition.

To make a gift or to learn more, please contact Justin Daffron, S.J., vice president for Advancement, at jdaffro@LUC.edu or 312.915.7211.