For Undergraduates

Nanovic Undergraduate Elsa Barron Athens
Elsa Barron ’21, biology and peace studies
Nanovic Undegraduate Enzo Ambrose Rotterdam
Enzo Ambrose ’21, political science
Nanovic Undergraduate Lyla Senn Malta
Lyla Senn ’23, chemical engineering

Whether you’re interested in studying World War I memorials, walking in the footsteps of renowned European poets, filmmakers and artists, or investigating the evolution of the Catholic Church in Ireland, the Nanovic Institute is here to support your interests in European studies, no matter what your academic background might be. The Nanovic Institute believes in the importance of interdisciplinary inquiry and that Europe holds answers to pressing questions about our past, present and future. Our undergraduate grant offerings include independent travel and research grantsinternship and service grants, language study grants, and as of fall 2020, the Institute is offering a new Research Resources Grant to assist students with preliminary research expenses.  

How do I get started? 

  • Review our Research Priorities.
  • If you’re applying for a research grant, you are encouraged to take a look at how to write a good research proposal and research statement. Students must also have a faculty advisor for their independent research proposals, if you’re unsure which faculty member would be best suited to advise you on your research, check out our faculty fellows.
  • Students interested in internship and service grants should have secured an internship or service placement with an organization before starting the grant proposal. This grant does not fund third-party internships but rather independently organized opportunities between a student and organization. If you have questions about types of internships and service opportunities that may be available to you, contact the Student Programs Assistant Manager. 
  • If you’re interested in applying for a Nanovic grant, please familiarize yourself with our Application Guidelines and deadlines. It’s best to start drafting your proposal well in advance of a deadline so you have time to edit, meet with faculty advisor(s) and review the proposal with the Student Programs Assistant Manager before you submit.
  • For guidance and questions about the student grants process, please contact Student Programs Assistant Manager Anna Dolezal at adolezal@nd.edu (Appointment Calendar).

What else do I need to know? 

  • Our grants are not intended to fund study abroad or fee-based programs.
  • Successful projects articulate a clear connection to Europe and European affairs -- they do not coincidentally take place in Europe, or include Europeans. 
  • If you have received a Nanovic grant within the past academic year, this may affect your chances at receiving further Nanovic Funding. 
  • Certain undergraduate students engaged in human subjects research (i.e., interaction with a living person or private information from existing data, documents, records or diagnostic specimens) must have their projects approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). It is the student's responsibility to review the guidelines and begin the IRB approval process (when necessary) prior to applying for a grant. Human research projects cannot receive funding without IRB approval.

Grant Deadlines

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Break Travel and Research Grants

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Summer Travel and Research

European Summer Internship & Service Grant**

Language Club Support Grants** 

Additional Grant Opportunities

Research Resources Grant*

Special Opportunities for Dublin and Rome***

*Accepted on a rolling basis until November 12, 2020

**Accepted on a rolling basis until March 30, 2021

***Applications should be directed to the respective global gateways

Nanovic Undergraduate Brady Stiller London
Brady Stiller 20, biology and theology
Monument To Migrants Shot By Nanovic Undergraduate Abigail Campbell
Shot by Abigail Campbell ’20 in Vatican City
Nanovic Undergraduate Mary Kate Kriscovich France
Mary Kate Kriscovich ’20, French and finance