European Insider Program

European Insider Program - Faculty Led Student Study Trips

The European Insider Program provides funding for faculty-led undergraduate study trips and seminars in Europe. Several grants of approximately $10,000 - $15,000 will be made each year.

Such trips are typically site-specific opportunities for immersive European studies. Trips are typically short-term (5-7 days), and may (but need not) connect to a course. They might take place during fall, winter, or spring break; or some time in the summer.

Please note that Notre Dame International provides health and safety resources for faculty and students. Undergraduate students traveling abroad are required to register their travel via NDI's Travel Registry.

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AWARD CRITERIA

This is meant as an opportunity for faculty to share their passion and expertise with students on site in Europe or in venues relevant to European Studies (archives, museums, etc.). Therefore proposals should focus on sites where on-site interaction is vital, e.g.: European film, art, or opera festivals; historical sites; academic and professional conferences; libraries, archeological sites, archives, artistic and architectural installations, etc.

Study trips will ideally link to other educational goals by stimulating undergraduate research projects, senior theses, distinction papers, and independent work, or simply by supporting students toward the completion of their major or minor.

The ideal proposal will also elicit local expertise and talent in a manner that allows for a reciprocal relationship with Notre Dame, e.g. return lectures, panels, or presentations on campus in South Bend.

Proposals that involve interdisciplinary, cross-unit cooperation may be eligible for higher amounts. Study trips that support the integrative course requirement of the University’s new curriculum will be given special consideration.


ELIGIBILITY

Full-time regular members of the Notre Dame faculty, including tenured and tenure-track faculty, research faculty, library faculty, and special professional faculty, are eligible to apply.


BUDGET

There is a required 80/20 split with participating units, meaning that the Nanovic Institute will provide 80% of total costs, with the remaining 20% to be covered by the participating unit(s). The latter portion may, for example, be paid by the relevant dean’s office or another Institute; alternately, faculty research funds or other resources may be used. The student “commitment fee” is $300 and should be built into the proposal.


PROPOSAL FORMAT

Each proposal should include the following items:

  • Abstract of the proposed project (one paragraph).
  • Description of the proposed project (two-page maximum).
  • Student election criteria (what criteria will you use to ensure a fair selection of student participants?)
  • Budget and Budget Justification (one-page maximum). Budget must include airfare, visa fees (if applicable), housing, food, other on the ground expenses, transport, activity/entrance fees, international health insurance approx. $12.50 per week/per student.
  • Current & Pending Budget Information (list other sources of funding and the status of other applications for this project)
  • Short CV (two-page maximum, current) for each faculty member.  
  • Endorsement by the faculty member’s Chair (brief note of endorsement).


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

Completed proposals and all accompanying documents must be submitted online via the Nanovic Institute Faculty Request Portal.


CONTACT

Questions should be directed to Monica Caro, Senior Associate Director, mcaro@nd.edu