For Graduate Students

The Institute supports graduate education through a range of grant programs, fellowships, and conferences. 

NEW: GRADUATE FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Institute is now accepting applications for a new Graduate Fellows program. A pilot version of this program will begin in spring 2019 and be open to all graduate students who are not in their first year of studies in the College of Arts & Letters, the Keough School of Global Affairs, the Mendoza College of Business, the Law School, and the School of Architecture. Successful applicants will receive a $1,000 stipend for the spring semester. 

PIVOT TO POLICY

Given the urgent problems facing Europe today, the Nanovic Institute now strongly encourages a "pivot to policy." By this we mean that faculty and students are now strongly encouraged bring their academic training, whether 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?

The above topics and questions are not intended to be exhaustive, nor are they intended to preclude other topics of research. The Institute still welcomes other projects that show a clear connection to Europe and European studies and will support them. The Institute warmly invites such discussion.

Students should make special note that those receiving partial project funding from other Notre Dame offices and who meet with the Nanovic Institute's student coordinator for grant advising have an increased likelihood of success.

For guidance about the grant process, contact:

Chris Stump
Student Coordinator
cstump@nd.edu 
574-631-8326

Drop In Advising Hours: Wednesday: 3:00 - 4:00pm; Thursday: 1 - 3:00pm  Additional appointments available by request  

For guidance about your research question or methodology, contact:

Mark Kettler  mkettler@nd.edu
Postdoctoral Scholar in Residence

Drop In Advising Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday: 3:30 - 5:00pm; Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 1pm


Deadline: February 27, 2019 for the following:

Dissertation Fellowships

Summer Travel & Research

 

Applications will be accepted on January 9, February 13, and March 20, or until funds are depleted for the following grants:

Academic Year Travel & Research Grants

Conference Presentation Grants

European Internship & Service Grant

Advanced Language Training

 

Rolling deadline until May 1, 2019:

Conference Grant