The Academy of American Franciscan History is accepting applications for four dissertation fellowships, each worth $10,000. As many as two of these fellowships will be awarded for projects dealing with some aspect of the history of the Franciscan Family in Latin America, including the United States Borderlands, Mexico, Central and South America. Up to another two fellowships will be awarded to support projects dealing with some aspect of the history of the Franciscan Family in the rest of the United States and Canada. Projects may deal with any aspect of the history of the Franciscan Family, including any of the branches of the Family, male, female, tertiary, Capuchin, etc. The fellowships may be used for any valid purpose relating to the conducting of research and may be used in conjunction with other awards and grants. The recipient must be engaged in full-time research during the period of the fellowship. Proposals may be submitted in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese. The applicant must be a doctoral candidate at a University in the Americas, and the bulk of the research should be conducted in the Americas. The Board reserves the right to refuse to award any fellowships should the proposals be deemed not suitable. The deadline for applications is usually February 1. Awards will be announced in April, and may begin as early as May. Visit the Academy of American Franciscan History Dissertation Fellowship for more information, including application details.