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Current Funding Opportunities
Announcing the 2018 Recipient of the Christine Downing Dissertation Fellowship
OPUS Archives and Research Center is pleased to announce that Michael Joseph Comlish has been awarded the 2018 Christine Downing Dissertation Fellowship.
Michael will receive $5,000 to support research for his dissertation titled Reviving Chrysippus: Heterocentricism and the Oedipus Complex in Clinical Psychology. The goal of this theoretical hermeneutic study is to explore the forgotten, erased or ignored metaphors and meanings surrounding the Greek myth of Oedipus, toward broadening clinical conceptualizations of male homoerotic desire absent in Freud’s Oedipal theory. Michael’s research in the archives will focus on the collections of Christine Downing, James Hillman, and Marija Gimbutas.
2014 Vision Scholarships
The 2014 Vision Scholarship program offered $63,000 in one-time scholarships to newly admitted, full-time masters or doctoral students in any discipline. Eleven recipients were selected from four institutions:
Megan Bisbee, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Heather Boni, Florida State
Stacy Brooks, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Michael Comlish, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Jolene Hamilton, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Jenner Jones, Pacfica Graduate Institute
Jesse Proia, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Luis Tentindo, University of California, Los Angeles
Stephen Tumolo, Gonzaga University
Jessica Williams, Pacifica Graduate Institute
2014-2015 Joseph Campbell & Jean Erdman Scholarship
The Joseph Campbell & Jean Erdman: Celebrating the Marriage of Mythology & Dance Scholarship offered a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to a new or continuing full-time graduate student in the field of dance or choreography. The Scholarship awardee is:
2013 New Mythos II Grant Awards
James Hillman and Archetypal Psychology
Ipek Burnett – The Impossible Innocence: An Archetypal Inquiry into the American Psyche
Benjamin Gaddes – Less the Act: The Transgressive Erotics and Archetypal Dialectics of Child Sexual Abuse
Dr. Lucy Huskinson – Being Built: Re-Visioning Architectural Design and Urban Planning for Our Existential Needs