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Vincentian Chair of Social Justice and Vincentian Research Fellows Program

An important program that strengthens the academic component of the Vincentian mission and housed within the Vincentian Center for Church and Society is the Vincentian Chair of Social Justice.  This Chair sponsors the Vincentian Research Fellows Program, which is an interdisciplinary group of faculty who collaborate on programs and research in the area of social justice and the eradication of poverty.  The overall goal is to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue and research in the spirit of St. Vincent De Paul and mindful of Catholic teachings that seek concrete and sustainable solutions to poverty.

  • 2016 – 90 active Fellows
  • Approximately 6 Fellows are appointed each year for a period of 2 years and are provided with a grant for each year. Upon completion of their term, they may be appointed and willing to become a Senior Vincentian Research Fellow.
  • Since the program began in 2000, almost 100 faculty members have been appointed as Vincentian Fellows from the following schools:
    • School of Law = 11
    • College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences = 11
    • The Peter J. Tobin College of Business = 15
    • The School of Education = 11
    • College of Professional Studies = 15
    • St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences = 24
    • University Libraries (appointments began 2011) = 3
  • Highlights of Vincentian Research Fellows Service (ADD Info)