For Graduate Students

Nanovic Graduate Student Clare O Hare Graduate Fellow
Clare O'Hare, JSD candidate, The Law School
Nanovic Graduate Student Steven Lemke Slovakia
Steven Lemke, MFA ’19
Nanovic Institute Graduate Student Anna Vincenzi Graduate Fellow
Anna Vincenzi, Ph.D. ’20

The Institute supports graduate education through a range of grant programs, fellowships, and conference funding. Graduate students, like all applicants, should play from their own particular strengths and interests by proposing projects that lie squarely within their area of study and growing expertise. All areas that engage Europe and European Studies are welcome and will be given full consideration. Medieval theology, classics (when explicitly related to Europe), early modern philosophy, etc. are all—just to give a few examples—fully eligible for consideration. Having said that, Nanovic's mission has with its move to the Keough School of Global Affairs expanded to include a focus on contemporary Europe. Thus, whenever possible—but only when this makes sense—students are encouraged to link their work to some of the research priorities of the Nanovic Institute.

New Fall 2020: Research Resources Grant

The Institute remains committed to the graduate research experience, even while international travel is currently prohibited due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and seeks to offer new avenues by which students can engage in European studies in a meaningful way.

This semester we are offering a Research Resources Grant to supply students with the materials needed to complete research “in” Europe. This grant will cover:

  • Books that are unavailable in the Hesburgh Libraries or with justification are needed physically;
  • Access to video, stage, museum, or film collections;
  • Journal articles related to an appropriate research topic;
  • Certain translation needs (contact Anna Dolezal for details);
  • Digital access fees for archives and collections or otherwise restricted materials;
  • Other resources or needs connected to European studies with justification.

In your application, we ask that you be as specific as possible as to how a particular resource will advance your research goals. If you have questions about what this grant will or will not cover, please contact Anna Dolezal, Student Programs Assistant Manager at (


This grant will cover up to $300.00 in research materials and will be paid out as a reimbursement once all receipts have been received. Note: Items purchased prior to the date of the award letter (not the date of your application!) are not eligible for reimbursement. This grant is open to all students, including first-year students. Students will only be eligible for one grant per semester.

Applications to the Research Resources Grant will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the semester. As a general rule, the Institute will communicate decisions within two weeks of submission. Apply here

Changes to Graduate Funding as of Winter 2019

All graduate grants, excluding Conference Presentation Grants, will as a rule be awarded as an upfront payment, after recipients complete the necessary steps for formally accepting the award.

Conference Presentation Grants will be awarded, following University policy, as a reimbursement after recipients return and complete their expense reports. 

All student grantees may work with Anthony Travel to purchase flights prior to leaving, to avoid out of pocket expenses, (up to a max of $1200). 

Upcoming Application Deadlines

Research Resources Grant: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the fall semester.

Applications for Academic Year Travel & Research Grants, Conference Presentation Grants, European Internship and Service Grants, and Advanced Language Training Grants will be reviewed following the Tuesday, March 23, 2021 deadline. March 23, 2021 is also the deadline for dissertation and graduate fellowships.