Figge Fellows

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The John and Pat Figge Fellowship Program brings together issues of global concern and theological reflection in faculty-mentored student research projects. It is a highly selective, one-year program open to Georgetown undergraduates in all years, all schools, and all majors. Peer collaboration and faculty mentorship are essential components. Completed research projects are presented to peers, faculty, deans, and other distinguished members of the university community.

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The Program and the Application

(the 2022 cohort has been selected; the application period for the 2023 cohort selection begins in August 2022)

The New Cohort: Figge Fellows 2022

Past Cohorts: The Figge Alumni

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The program began at the inspiration and with the generosity of the John and Pat Figge family. They launched their first undergraduate student research fellowship under the auspices of the Woodstock Theological Center in 2009. In the decade (plus) since its inception, the program found a new home in Georgetown College’s Catholic Studies Program and grown. Its aim, however, has remained constant: to encourage Hilltop undergraduates to engage in deep, serious, and consequential “theological reflection on the human problems of today.”