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The Nanovic Institute endeavors to enrich the intellectual culture at Notre Dame and to provide 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 have an impact upon students, faculty, and visiting scholars.

To give now, please click here. You will be guided through the online giving process.

If you have any questions about a gift of any kind, please contact the Senior Associate Director Monica Caro at 574-631-3547 or the Academic Advancement Director for the Keough School of Global Affairs, Jay McAllister, at 574-631-9764.

 

Current Gifts

  • 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 Dan and Cheryl Commers Endowment for the Nanovic Institute supports undergraduate or graduate grants in Europe.
  • 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 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 Judy Rauenhorst Fund for Collaboration funds initiatives that involve both students at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College.
  • 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 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 Patrick and Angela Adams Fellowship for Catholic Higher Education in Post-Communist Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union brings promising scholars and administrators from Catholic universities in post-communist Eastern Europe and the areas of the former Soviet Union to the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. The fellowship's goal is to provide these individuals with experiences at Notre Dame that will ensure their success as the future leaders of their region's Catholic universities.
  • 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 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 Sean Reilly Nanovic Endowment for Excellence provides for projects at the discretion of the director.
  • The Snider Family Endowment for Excellence in European Studies supports student grants, particularly research and initiatives related to Greece.
  • 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 Vill Family Endowment for Excellence in the Nanovic Institute supports undergraduate student grants for research, internship, or advanced language training in Europe.