Grant Writing Help

Welcome to the Nanovic Institute’s center for grant writing help. In addition to the information and recourses found here, the Institute offers a 1.0 credit research methods and design course (EURO 30004) as well as one-on one advising appointments with Nanovic’s Director of Undergraduate Studies, Abby Lewis. The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement and Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts also offer a number of grant writing workshops and advising sessions. Students interested in applying for Nanovic funding are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these resources.

Application Components

  • Project Proposal: The most important component of a grant application, project proposal is a 2-3 page document detailing the project goal, rationale connection to course of study or professional aspiration, work plan and/or methodology, and schedule/itinerary. Students must clearly articulate the project’s connection to European Studies. The project proposal should be two to three pages and must be formatted with 11 point times new roman font, 1.5 line spacing, no kerning, and one-inch margins. For a complete guide to writing your research or internship proposal please visit Research Grant Proposals and Internship Grant Proposals.
  • Budget: The budget should detail the project’s travel and research costs in USD. Research and internship grants cover flights, lodging, modest living expenses, and research-related expenses. For a complete guide to budgeting, please visit effective budgeting.
  • Faculty Letter of Recommendation: Students must submit a letter from a faculty member at Notre Dame who is familiar with the student’s academic work or professional goals and who has agreed to serve as an advisor for the project. An effective faculty letter will explicitly reflect upon the viability of the specific project. Faculty letters that do not evince a familiarity with the student’s proposal will disadvantage the student’s chances of receiving funding. The faculty member will be prompted by the system after the student portion of the application is complete. Student’s will be notified by email when each faculty reference has completed their portion of the form. A complete student portion of the application must be submitted to the online application form no later than 11:59 p.m. on the deadline day. Letters of recommendation may be submitted up to two days past the grant deadline day, and may be submitted to Abby Lewis, if desired.
  • Resume or CV: For guidance, visit Career Services.

Failure to submit all required materials promptly may result in the application being excluded from consideration. Complete applications will be considered by a faculty committee, and decisions will be announced in writing within two to three weeks of the submission deadline. Students are encouraged to prepare all documents before beginning an application on the Institute’s grant application portal. All correspondence regarding grant acceptance and award requirements will be delivered through this portal.