Africa Initiative

 

Educating Africa’s Next Ecclesial and Theological Leaders

Africa Initiative Student Group


The candidates chosen are expected to return to their home countries upon graduation and apply their knowledge to the service of their communities. Preference will be given to those candidates who would teach in African theological institutes, seminaries or religious studies departments or be involved in areas where the expertise they have acquired at Notre Dame will be put to full use in and for the African Churches.As a mark of solidarity with the Roman Catholic Church in Africa, the Theology Department at the University of Notre Dame has established two annual scholarships at the MTS (Master of Theological Studies) level and one scholarship every second or third year at the PhD level. These scholarships will be given to the very brightest candidates who meet stated academic standards and who have the endorsement of their religious superiors or bishops.

Application Process

Contact Information 


Father Paulinus Odozor, C.S.Sp.
Coordinator of the Africa Initiative

329 Malloy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-6583
Paulinus.I.Odozor.1@nd.edu

Professor Jerry McKenny, director of PhD program
443 Malloy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-4520
Gerald.P.McKenny.4@nd.edu

Professor John Fitzgerald, director of MTS program
131 Malloy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-4255
John.T.Fitzgerald.105@nd.edu