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

The Dan and Cheryl Commers Endowment for the Nanovic Institute is awarded to students to enhance their experience while in Europe.

The Vill Family Endowment for Excelllence in the Nanovic Institute supports undergraduate programs.

The Dr. Charles C. Price Memorial Fund for East-Central European Studies supports students interested in studying the history, culture, and politics of East-Central Europe.

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 servcie.

The Snider Family Endowment for Excellence in European Studies was established to promote the importance of international studies and reinforce Notre Dame’s initiatives in Europe.

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

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

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 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.

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