For Faculty

Please note that preference is often given to proposals in one of the Institute's research areas. All applicants will be asked to provide a best-estimate budget. The inclusion of students where appropriate in these initiatives is strongly encouraged.

Awards will be made on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.

All recipients must file final reports (containing student or speaker testimonials where appropriate) and a brief (~250 word) story about the initiative for the Institute's website. Submitting several high-resolution photos (1 MB or larger each) of the initiative are also recommended.

Proposals should be emailed to the Institute's Associate Director. Proposals are reviewed by the Director and the Institute on a weekly basis.

Research Group Grant 

To foster cross-disciplinary research on issues relevant to the Institute’s preferred research areas. Models may vary, but groups must be led by a fellow of the Institute and include students in some appropriate way.  

Maximum award: $20,000. Proposals for up to three consecutive years of funding will be considered. 
Applicant level: For Nanovic Fellows only

Global Gateway Grant

To support conferences, speakers, and other initiatives at Global Gateways in Europe. Preference will be given to projects in one of the Institute's preferred research areas.

Maximum award: $10,000 
Applicant level: Full-time faculty at the University of Notre Dame

Conference Support

To support academic conferences and workshops in South Bend and Chicago that focus on issues of importance to European studies. 

Maximum award: $10,000. The Institute is able to support five (5) such proposals per fiscal year. 
Applicant level: Full-time faculty at the University of Notre Dame

Individual Research Grant

To support individual research and creative activities in European studies that involve travel to Europe. Preference will be given to projects in an Institute research area.

Maximum award: $3,000. The Institute is able to support five (5) such proposals per fiscal year. 
Applicant level: For Nanovic Fellows only

Scholarly Partnership

To foster scholarly and creative projects between Notre Dame faculty and other faculty or professionals in European studies. The Institute will consider up to three consecutive years of support. 

Maximum award: $3,000.
Applicant level: Open to all full-time faculty at the University of Notre Dame, but preference will be given to Nanovic Fellows.

Student Seminar in Europe

CLOSED for fall 2016
Spring Break Seminar proposals due October 1, 2016

The Institute will consider proposals to support undergraduate or graduate seminars in Europe during breaks in the academic year. Seminars should be limited to between eight and twenty students.

Maximum award: $15,000 for students, $2,500 for faculty expenses.
Applicant level: For Nanovic Fellows only. Please note that the Center for Social Concerns offers course development grants for faculty interested in developing courses with built-in international experience and community engagement

Speaker Support

To bring scholars and professionals to Notre Dame in South Bend to speak with faculty and students about issues of importance to European studies.

Maximum award: $3,000. The Institute is able to support five (5) such proposals per fiscal year.
Applicant level: Full-time faculty at the University of Notre Dame

Course Enrichment Grant

To support graduate or undergraduate experiences outside the classroom that enrich their European studies in the classroom. Level of support will vary but will not exceed $1,500. This grant is intended to defray costs associated with taking students to cultural activities in Chicago or similar locations. Faculty in the European Global Gateways should apply for a Global Gateway Grant (above). 

Maximum award: $1,500.
Applicant level: Full-time faculty at the University of Notre Dame

Library Support

To support the development of Notre Dame libraries in South Bend and Global Gateways in Europe.  

Award: The Institute hopes to support three (3) such proposals per fiscal year. 
Applicant level: All proposals considered.

Discussion Group

Please note that the Institute will accommodate faculty and student discussion groups in its commons area.  Please send a note to Melanie Webb at the Institute in order to avoid scheduling conflicts. 

Applicant level: All proposals considered.