Royden B. Davis Fellowship

Fr. Davis
Royden B. Davis, SJ

“In any situation, one should always leave room for the unexpected and the unseen. In order to do this, we must employ the imagination…One gains through the imagination a freedom of action, and ability to be ready for fresh choices.”

– Fr. Royden B. Davis, SJ / 1985 Commencement Address, Georgetown University

Fr. Davis, Dean of Georgetown College from 1966 to 1989, believed that all students should have equal opportunity to “employ imagination” through transformative educational experiences, those which encourage students to ask tough questions, discern meaning, and to serve others.  

Georgetown College is pleased to offer summer fellowships in honor of Fr. Davis. Davis Fellowships provide $5,000 in support to enable undergraduate students to spend a summer focused on inquiry, exploration, and discovery.

  • Davis Research Fellowships fund summer lab work, field work, and independent inquiry under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
  • Davis Experiential Learning Fellowships fund service learning, community-based work, and unpaid internships which are meaningfully connected to a student’s academic interests.

The application for the 2019 Fellowships is now closed. Please check in Spring 2020 for the new selection application.