Support

The mission of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies is to enrich the intellectual culture of Notre Dame by creating an integrated, interdisciplinary home for students and faculty to explore the evolving ideas, cultures, beliefs, and institutions that shape Europe today.

The generosity of Notre Dame’s alumni and friends enables the Institute to meet this goal.

How You Can Help

If you would like to sponsor a program at the Nanovic Institute, contact the Director at 574-631-5253 or by email to amcadams@nd.edu.

Current Gifts

The Frank and Dominica Annese Fellowships for European Studies provides an academic year of support to a graduate student from the College of Arts & Letters working to complete his or her dissertation free of teaching duties.

The Barrett Family Endowment for Excellence for the Nanovic Institute for European Studies funds distinguished lectures in European studies at Notre Dame Global Gateways in London and Dublin.

The R. Stephen and Ruth Barrett Family Endowment for the Nanovic Institute supports, among other student grants, the Institute’s Barrett Prize recognizing the best undergraduate student proposal.

The Dan and Cheryl Commers Endowment for the Nanovic Institute supports undergraduate or graduate grants in Europe.

The Terrence R. Keeley Vatican Lecture was established to provide students and faculty the opportunity to explore questions involving Notre Dame’s Catholic mission with distinguished representatives from the Holy See.

The Katie Murphy McMahon Endowment for Excellence in Russian and East-Central European Studies is awarded to the best undergraduate student proposals in this area for research, internships, and service.

The Dr. Charles C. Price Memorial Fund for East-Central European Studies supports student research involving history, culture, and politics of East-Central Europe.

The Judy Rauenhorst Fund for Collaboration funds initiatives that involve both students at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College.

The Sean Reilly Nanovic Endowment for Excellence provides for projects at the discretion of the director.

The Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies is awarded on an annual basis to the author of the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country, state, or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe as a whole.

The Snider Family Endowment for Excellence in European Studies supports student grants, particularly research and initiatives related to Greece.  

The Paul G. Tobin Fellowship for European Studies provides an academic year of support to any graduate student at Notre Dame working to complete his or her dissertation free of teaching duties.

The Vill Family Endowment for Excellence in the Nanovic Institute supports undergraduate student grants for research, internship, or advanced language training in Europe.

 ​​​​Our Generous Benefactors

  • Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic
  • R. Stephen and Ruth Barrett
  • Mr. Timothy J. Cawley
  • The European Commission
  • The French Embassy, Washington, DC
  • French American Cultural Services & Educational Aid (FACSEA)
  • Mr. Terrence Keeley
  • Patrick and Debbie Moran
  • The William M. Scholl Chair in International Affairs
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Snider
  • The George W. Strake Jr. Foundation
  • Mr. Paul G. Tobin
  • anonymous donors
  • Patrick and Angela Adams Visiting Fellowship Endowment
  • The Snider Family Endowment for Excellence in European Studies
  • The Trociuk Family Endowment for Excellence in the Support of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies