The Laudato Si’ Scholar’s Grant

Grants available for the 2019 International Summer School and Conference in Granada, Spain

The Laudato Si’ Institute is offering two 500€ grants for the 2019 International Summer School and Conference in Granada (June 23-30) for graduate students or professionals who wish to present a paper relating the teachings of the Encyclical Laudato Si’ to the theme of the Summer School: «The Whole in the Fragment: Contractual versus Sacramental Logic.»

One of the Laudato Si’ Institute’s main goals is to promote «the study of and education in the care of creation in light of the Encyclical Laudato Si’ and the tradition of Christian social doctrine.» In order to do so, we have partnered with the «Edith Stein» Institute of Philosophy to encourage, reflection on «the care of creation» at their internationally renowned, annual Summer School and Conference.

This will be the 7th annual Summer School and Conference held in Granada

«God is Love». This wager concerning the nature of God – theological in the deepest sense – is generated, not from an idea, but from the experience of the encounter with Jesus Christ, the primordial «sacrament» of the Father. It entails not only a judgment concerning the nature of God himself but a judgment concerning the nature and meaning of reality and of our embodiment. This Love, of which reality is a sign as Jesus is the sign of the Father, is rightly qualified as semper maior, a fact always greater than our ideas and predeterminations. As such, the sign of love always breaks open our contractual logic.

This year’s summer school will be an attempt to think within the horizon of this semper maior, to pose the question of the human as bound up with the Love that is God himself and the world which is the concrete sign of that Love.

In order to apply for a Laudato Si’ Scholar’s Award, please send the following to by May 15th:

  • your CV,
  • a brief cover letter describing your work relating to Laudato Si’, and
  • an abstract for the paper you would like to present (400 words).

Two scholarships of 500€ each will be granted by the academic board, to be applied to the Summer School and Conference fee (695€), which includes all tuition costs, room and board at a 4-star hotel with swimming pool, a comprehensive orientation and social activities.

All submissions should be sent to by May 15th to be considered. Winners will be informed within 48 hours.