The annual Frederick E. Crowe Bursary has been established by the Lonergan Research Institute at Regis College in honor of Frederick E. Crowe, S.J. Father Crowe’s lifetime of loving labor on and for the ideas of Bernard Lonergan includes his establishment of the Toronto Lonergan Centre, the precursor of the Lonergan Research Institute, in 1971.

The purpose of the Bursary is to promote Lonergan studies among younger scholars who are graduate and undergraduate students, or have recently completed doctoral work. You may read more about eligibility and application requirements here.

Recent recipients of the Bursary

The LRI is proud to be associated, through the Crowe Bursary, with the successes of its recipients. We invite you to make the Bursary known to students and recent graduates of your acquaintance.

The 2015 Bursary went to Justin Schwartz, an LRI Research Assistant and doctoral student at Regis College. Mr Schwartz, who is preparing a dissertation on the function of Communications in Lonergan’s method in theology, proposed to use the award to participate in several scholarly conferences at which he will present his work.

The 2014 award went to Joseph Gordon, then a doctoral candidate at Marquette University. Mr Gordon’s dissertation project uses ideas from Lonergan to articulate a theology of Scriptural inspiration. Its first substantive chapter draws upon Lonergan’s retrieval of the Thomist theory of providence to present an account of divine‐human collaboration in the composition, transmission, and reception of Scripture. He proposed to use the bursary to participate in a seminar on Aquinas’s theology of divine providence and human freedom. Since completing his dissertation in 2015, Dr Gordon has been appointed Assistant Professor at Johnson University (Florida). (In 2013, the committee elected to make no award.)

The 2012 Bursary was awarded to Andew Barrette, a doctoral candidate in philosophy at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, USA. Mr Barrette used the Bursary to explore the relationship between Lonergan and phenomenology. He was subsequently awarded a 2014–2015 Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. While there, he will be developing his dissertation, “The Origin of the Question: the Notion of Inquiry in Edmund Husserl,” at the Husserl Archives, and researching the founders of transcendental Thomism, the Belgian Jesuits Joseph Maréchal and Pierre Scheuer, at the Jesuitica collection.

The 2011 Bursary was awarded to Daniel De Haan, then a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of St Thomas in Houston, Texas, USA, and the Katholiek University Leuven, Belgium (conjointly). Mr De Haan applied the Bursary toward his research program applying Lonergan’s notions of consciousness and explanatory genera to illuminate such pyschosomatic phenomena as addiction. Since completing his dissertation on Avicenna in 2015, Dr De Haan has been a post-doctoral Fellow in Religion, Philosophy, and Neuroscience at Cambridge University, England.