EURO Course Development and Teaching Grant

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies is pleased to offer grants of up to $2500 to faculty for the development and teaching of undergraduate courses in the following categories:

All faculty who submit course proposals that meet eligibility requirements will receive a $500 grant in their research account, even if the proposal is ultimately unsuccessful. Successful applicants will receive another $2000, in two $1000 disbursements, at the start of the first two semesters in which the class is taught. These funds can be paid into faculty research accounts or added to salary, in which case they will be subject to taxation. As integration courses require the participation of at least two faculty from two departments, any grant awards to proposals in this category will be divided amongst the faculty as appropriate.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis for courses taught next academic year, Fall 2020 or Spring 2021; the application window will stay open as funds allow or until February 3rd. The Nanovic Institute has dedicated $10,000 to this initiative and can offer assistance with the proposal, finding faculty to co-teach courses, and other logistical help as needed. 

Eligibility requirements

  • Proposals must be for new, semester-long, three-credit courses. 
  • Courses can originate in any department, though they must be cross-listed with (or originate in) the Nanovic Institute's curricular program for European Studies (EURO).
  • Notre Dame's regular rank faculty, including tenured and tenure-track faculty, research faculty, teaching faculty, professors of the practice, clinical faculty, library faculty, and advising faculty, are eligible to apply. 
  • Faculty must commit to teaching the course at least twice in three years and have received approval from their appropriate Department Chair(s).

In order for an application to be considered complete and eligible for the grant, applicants must provide each of the following:

  • Cover letter, which addresses:
    • The scope and goals of the course;
    • How the class speaks to the goals of the Nanovic Institute; and
    • Plans to develop and teach the course, including which semester the faculty plan to first teach the class.
  • Tentative course syllabus.
  • Updated CV (from each faculty member involved with the course).
  • Written approval from the appropriate Department Chair(s) supporting the creation of the proposed course and confirming the faculty member's availability to teach it at least twice in three years.