Figge Fellows

In the 2009-2010 academic year, the Woodstock Theological Center launched its newest initiative, the John & Pat Figge Woodstock Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship. These Fellowships give several Georgetown undergraduates an opportunity to do “theological reflection on the human problems of today.” Now, the Figge Fellows have a new home in the Catholic Studies Program at Georgetown University, where they will continue to develop a new lens and methodology with which to approach their studies and life experiences.

Figge Fellows are selected through a competitive process, with a goal of bringing together students from a variety of majors and religious traditions who display a high level of academic aptitude, and a strong interest in how theological reflection can be applied to current issues and problems. Each Fellow receives a $500 stipend for completion of the Fellowship.

Now in its seventh year, the Catholic Studies looks forward to opening up to another set of Fellows. The current Figge Fellows team, along with the Catholic Studies faculty and staff, are excited to welcome a new group of students into the Georgetown community.

Lead Figge Fellows, 2016-2017:

Paul Tsavoussis (COL '17): Research into Orthodox-Catholic relations based on the writings of Fr. John Long, S.J.  
Grace Jiang (SFS '18): The changing role of Buddhism and Taoism in modern Chinese society.
Bassit Bhutta (COL '19): Approaches to thoughtful integration in the Muslim community.
Denis Tchaouchev (SFS '19): The role of interfaith dialogue in accepting immigrant or refugee populations.
Allie Phillips (COL '20): Contemplation and reflection to address substance abuse in Great Falls, Montana.
Jeremy Cohen (SFS '20): The role of the Catholic Church in Catalonia and its independence movement.


Jesuit advisors:

Drew Christiansen, S.J.
Leon Hooper, S.J. 


Student Coordinators:

Matthew Hinson
James Saker


Applications due September 23th