Faculty Grants

Application 

All faculty must complete Nanovic funding requests online through the Faculty Request Form.  

Faculty Request Portal

Please note three new significant changes to Institute funding policy: 1) as a general rule, the Institute will not be making direct, lump-sum transfers of funds; 2) grant applications received after the deadlines indicated below will not be considered for funding; and 3) the Institute will prefer proposals that demonstrate matching funds, if applicable, from other sources such as individual campus research accounts. The Institute also encourages requests related to its enhanced mission, described below.

Pivot to Policy

As one of the core academic units of the Keough School of Global Affairs, the Nanovic Institute is poised to make signal contributions to the study of contemporary European policy.

Such contributions will come from its unique set of strengths. With deep expertise in history, theology, philosophy, political science, the fine arts, and many of the European languages and cultures (to name just a few of our partnering departments), the Institute can offer rich perspectives of historical, ethical, and aesthetic dimension to the discussion of policy in Europe today. Consequently, in line with the School’s focus on policy and practice, and in line with its commitment to pursuing  "integral human development," the Institute encourages faculty bring their training in the humanities, arts, sciences, or social sciences to bear on questions and topics that have contemporary implications in the following areas:

1. Immigration and the Challenge to National Identities. The arrival of migrants, immigrants, and asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa directly fueled the rise of right-wing populist leaders throughout Europe. How can such challenges be met both effectively and in a way that respects human dignity? 

2. Religion and the State. In Europe today, it is impossible to ignore religious prejudice (e.g. Islamophobia), assertions of authentic or spurious religious identity, and the role of the secular state either as a mediating institution or force for religious or anti-religious bias. How have assertions of religious identity challenged definitions of political identity? The situation of eastern European Christianity is especially interesting in the consideration of such questions.

3. European Integration and the Fate of the EU. After the catastrophe of two major world wars, political leaders in Europe sought to create supranational economic and political institutios that would integrate nations and reduce the incentives for conflict between them. What has been the fate of such projects, and how can they be improved? How has political populism affected European democracy and peace? To what extent are political changes in Europe affecting Europe's relationships around the world?

Will all future supported projects be required to be policy-oriented? By no means. The above topics and questions are not intended to be exhaustive, nor are they intended to preclude other topics of research. We will indeed continue to support a wide variety of endeavors to maintain our distinctive profile as the only European Studies institute that has deep roots in the arts and humanities.

Deadlines

Please note that the Institute has established deadlines for all faculty requests.

For Spring Semester 2019: February 4, 2019

For Summer Break 2019: April 30, 2019

For Fall Semester 2019: September 16, 2019

Amounts and Payment Information

Beyond the Classroom Grant

The level of Institute support will not exceed $15,000. 

Payment arrangements for Beyond the Classroom Grants will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Instructions will be provided in an award letter. For small requests (e.g. bus trips to Chicago, ticket purchases), payments will be handled either directly or via an expense report. Please contact the Business Manager for details.

Please note that applications for seminar abroad funding that are received fewer than six months in advance of the trip will be denied.

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work Grant

The maximum contribution will be $3,000 for proposed initiatives in Europe and $2,000 for those that take place in the United States.

A lump sum transfer of grant funds is no longer available. The Institute can either make payments for specific expenses (e.g. flights from Anthony Travel) or provide reimbursements after the conference for expenses indicated by receipt or invoice. Contact the Business Manager for details.

Speaker Support

The maximum contribution will be $2,000 for speakers traveling from Europe and $1,500 for those traveling within Europe (e.g. to global gateways) or to South Bend from locations in the United States.

A lump sum transfer of grant funds is no longer available. The Institute can either make payments for specific expenses (e.g. flights from Anthony Travel) or provide reimbursements after the conference for expenses indicated by receipt or invoice. Contact the Business Manager for more information.

Conference and Workshop Support

The maximum contribution will be $5,000.

if in A&L, need the budget from Academic Conferences. For symposia outside the Office of Academic Conferences, a lump sum transfer of grant funds is no longer available. The Institute can either make payments for specific expenses (e.g. flights from Anthony Travel) or provide reimbursements after the conference for expenses indicated by receipt or invoice. Payment instructions will be provided in an award letter. Please contact the Business Manager for more information.

Questions

For more information about faculty grant opportunities, please call Anthony Monta, Associate Director, at 1-3545, by email at amonta@nd.edu, or by appointment.