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The Church Up Close

Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis

2022 Edition

Application and Scholarship                Information 

NB: As of 21 June 2022, the Seminar is full and applications have been closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please write to the Secretary of the Organizing Committee, Bernadette O'Brien, at Please include your CV with the request. 


Application and registration can only be done online. Click on the red button at the bottom of the page to start the process!

The application process involves several steps (see instructions below). The organizing committee will review each application. Acceptance is not guaranteed. Applicants admitted to the program will be notified of their acceptance and scholarship awarded (if applicable) as soon as possible, but not later than the notification deadline below. Accepted applicants will be given instructions for final registration and payment. Those who do not proceed to final registration by the deadline may lose their scholarship. 


Application Deadline:  June 20, 2022

Full Cost (without Scholarship): 850 euros

Scholarships: See below for full information

Notification on acceptance on or before: June 20, 2022

Register by: June 30, 2022 


Candidates may request a scholarship of up to 800 Euros (only applicable to Seminar fees, not travel or lodging). The request for the scholarship should be made online during the application process. Scholarships will be awarded at the same time as acceptance notifications. The amount of the scholarship awarded will be determined by the organizing committee.

NOTE: Upon being accepted to the program, you will receive an email informing you of acceptance and also of the amount of the scholarship awarded. It will then be necessary to CONFIRM your scholarship by registering and paying the balance of the seminar fee within 10 days of receipt of this email.

Instructions on the Application Process (pdf)

Registration and Payment

After acceptance notification, applicants must confirm participation, complete registration and submit due payment online within 10 days of acceptance or by June 30 (whichever comes first) in order to be included for the 2022 Seminar.

The acceptance email will include instructions on how to complete the registration and payment. 


  • Before July 1, 2022 there will be a charge of 150 Euro (for administrative costs) and only 50% of the balance will be reimbursed.

  • After July 1, 2022 there will be no reimbursement.


Applications closed
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