Research Statement: The Nanovic Institute supports research on a broad range of issues relating to the social, cultural, political, economic, and religious dynamics of Europe. It is particularly interested in research that has implications for contemporary debates about European unification and division. Major topics include religion and secularization, the movement of peoples, social and political geographies, and patterns of European integration. The concept of unification is not restricted to any particular period. The Institute is especially interested in promoting interdisciplinary projects as well as those that transcend the focus on any one country, state, or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about Europe as a whole.
The following grant programs for faculty-led initiatives are intended to support research and curricular activities in European studies at Notre Dame. In these activities, the inclusion of students at the graduate or undergraduate level is, when appropriate, strongly encouraged.
Primary sponsorship of an interdisciplinary symposium focused on an issue of importance to contemporary Europe. May take place at Notre Dame campuses outside South Bend. Applicants must be full-time faculty at Notre Dame. More Information
To support the staging of academic conferences at Notre Dame focused on issues of importance to European studies. Applicants must be full-time faculty at Notre Dame. More Information
Seminar in Europe
Significant sponsorship of a student seminar in European studies to be taken to Europe. Applicants must be full-time, tenure-track faculty at Notre Dame. More Information
Collaborative projects between Notre Dame faculty and faculty other institutions. Lead applicants must be full-time faculty at Notre Dame and preferably Institute fellows. More Information
Financial and logistical support for cross-departmental discussions of research and issues of importance to European studies. Models vary, but groups must be led by a fellow of the Institute. More Information
Travel & Research
For research conducted in Europe or Chicago, not for conference travel. Preference will be given first to projects in the Institute’s research areas. Applicants must be fellows of the Institute. More Information
Financial assistance to bring scholars and professionals to Notre Dame to speak with faculty and students about issues of importance to European studies. Applicants must be full-time faculty at Notre Dame. More Information
One Credit Course in European Studies
Courses focused on issues of importance to European studies. Applicants must be non-tenure track (SPF) faculty at Notre Dame. More Information
One Credit Course for Pre-Study Abroad
Courses that enrich Notre Dame’s study abroad programs by introducing students to cultural and research opportunities abroad. Applicants must be full-time faculty at Notre Dame. More Information
For further information about any of our grants for faculty, please contact the Institute’s Associate Director, Anthony Monta at firstname.lastname@example.org.