The Nanovic Institute currently offers a comprehensive suite of grant programs designed to support students, scholars, and faculty fellows throughout their academic careers with the goal of connecting researchers to the cultures, ideas, and histories that shape Europe today. The institute welcomes applications and inquiries from faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students, regardless of their field of study, who may be seeking support for research that aligns with Nanovics interests and research priorities.

For Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The Nanovic Institutes suite of undergraduate grants engages students in transformative learning beyond the classroom, through research, internship, and language study grants. While the Nanovic Institute accepts proposals from students with wide-ranging interests in European studies, it prioritizes the funding of applications that directly engage its research priorities. The institute offers several resources on grant proposal writing and research, including one-on-one advising and a 1-credit research methods and project design course.

The institute also supports graduate education through graduate grant programs providing research and language funding as well as competitive dissertation fellowships and a Graduate Fellows Program. Graduate students from all fields that engage Europe and European ideas are encouraged to apply for funding and fellowships. The institute welcomes graduate student contributions to all aspects of the intellectual life of our community.

Questions? Contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Abby Lewis or schedule a meeting.

Undergraduate Application Portal Graduate Application Portal

For Faculty

The Nanovic Institute supports substantive, faculty-led projects that enliven European studies at the University of Notre Dame through a competitive funding process. Current faculty grant opportunities include resources to support:

  • Teaching in the classroom and beyond;
  • Individual research, scholarship, and creative work;
  • Interdisciplinary research clusters;
  • Publications; and
  • Conferences, workshops, and guest speaker events.

Faculty members at the University of Notre Dame may also become faculty fellows of the Nanovic Institute. New fellows must be nominated by a current fellow or the Nanovic Institute's director.

Questions? Contact Rev. James Lies, C.S.C., Senior Advisor for Faculty Fellow Affairs and Partnerships.

Faculty Application Portal

Any work, project, or event that has been funded in whole or in part by a Nanovic grant must include an appropriate acknowledgment of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. For more information on how to reference the institute, please review the acknowledgments page.