Mary Catherine Walter

Mary Catherine Walter

Mary Catherine Walter ('16) is an Architecture major who received an Undergraduate Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute. She spent a part of her summer traveling around the United Kingdom studying the concept of holistic design in medieval cities. She recently sent us a report on her trip,...

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Ashley Foster

Ashley Foster

Today our Student Spotlight focuses on a graduate student! Ashley Foster is a doctoral candidate in the department of History. She received a Graduate Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute to conduct summer research at the National Records Office in Edinburgh, Scotland for use in her dissertation, "Reconsidering...

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William Holland

William Holland

The first student that we would like to highlight is William Holland ('17). He is a double-major in Political Science and Economics who received a Summer Travel and Research Grant to conduct research on the Hartz labor market reforms in Germany.

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Madelynn Green

Madelynn Green

Madelynn Green ('15) recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a major in Political Science. She has spent years researching graffiti and street art across Europe, funded in part by Nanovic grants. The last Nanovic grant that she received before graduation was a Senior Travel and Research Grant…...

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Sara Bramsen

Sara Bramsen

Sara Bramsen is a graduate student in the PhD in Literature Program. The Nanovic Institute for European Studies recently awarded her a Graduate Professional Development Grant to present a paper at the annual conference of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. As is often the case, the experience wasn't just...

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Agustin Garcia

Agustin Garcia

Agustin Garcia ('16), a Finance major, received a Nanovic Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors to research European financial education. In the process, he found an issue that he feels is worth fighting for.

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Prinz Jeremy Llanes Dela Cruz

Prinz Jeremy Llanes Dela Cruz

Prinz Jeremy Llanes Dela Cruz ('15) recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame with majors in French and Philosophy. Jeremy has always had a passion for Catholic expressions of spirituality, and so the Nanovic-sponsored research that he has conducted has always addressed different aspects of that. During spring break...

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Khaoula Morchid

Khaoula Morchid

Khaoula Morchid ('17) is a Civil Engineering major and an Anthropology minor. The Nanovic Institute awarded her a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors to conduct research on Arab entrepreneurs in the Netherlands and Sweden over spring break. We also awarded her a grant a year ago, when...

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Victoria Lew

Victoria Lew

Victoria Ellyn Lew ('17) is a double-major in Political Science and Peace Studies. She received a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors in order to conduct archival research in Paris. Not only did Victoria learn about her topic, she also gained academic and cultural experience and increased her confidence...

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Christina Jones

Christina Jones

Christina Jones is a law student at the University of Notre Dame. She is also one of four students to whom the Nanovic Institute awarded a Graduate Professional Development Grant to participate in a Moot Court Competition on Law and Religion in Venice. The experience was not simply about a chance to compete;...

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Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

Meet Kelly Smith ('18), one of the two recipients of the FYS (First Year Studies) Spring Break Travel and Research Grant awarded by the Nanovic Institute this past year. Kelly is a History major who traveled to London to research the Kindertransport internees of World War II. She certainly learned about the...

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Linlin Liu

Linlin Liu

Linlin Liu, a doctoral candidate in Economics, recently received one of the Nanovic Institute’s Dissertation Fellowships. But before that, she received two Graduate Professional Development Grants…

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Greg Young

Greg Young

How does conducting research with a Nanovic grant differ from other research experiences? According to Greg Young ('16), a Nanovic grant allows one to find things out for oneself, to experience new information and process new understanding on one's own. As Greg states, this is invaluable. We recently gave Greg, a...

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Lauren LaMore

Lauren LaMore

Lauren LaMore is a Masters Candidate in the department of French and Francophone Studies. She received a Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute to conduct archival research in Paris. Not only was this her first research trip to Paris, but the work that she did contributes to...

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Ryan Schultheis

Ryan Schultheis

Ryan Schultheis ('15), a double-major in Political Science and International Economics, recently received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Mexico! Here at the Nanovic Institute, we like to think that we helped prepare him for the application process and for the experience. We gave Ryan a Senior Travel and Research...

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Abigail Bartels

Abigail Bartels

Where will your Nanovic grant take you? It took Abigail Bartels ('16), who is working on majors in Political Science and Theology and minors in Gender Studies and European Studies, to Denmark to research Danish politics and Catholicism. It didn't stop there, however. It also took her to Eastern Washington...

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Kathrin Kranz

Kathrin Kranz

Kathrin Kranz, a doctoral candidate in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, recently received one of the Nanovic Institute's Dissertation Fellowships…

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Ben Denison

Ben Denison

Ben Denison is working towards a doctorate in Political Science with concentrations in international relations and comparative politics. The Nanovic Institute gave him a Graduate Professional Development Grant …

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Grace Linczer

Grace Linczer

Grace Linczer ('16), a double-major in Anthropology and Peace Studies, will be leaving for Europe soon to do service work in Rome, thanks to The Dan and Cheryl Commers Endowment for the Nanovic Institute. Before that, however, she received a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors…

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Lauren Seubert

Lauren Seubert

Sometimes we simply cannot see the flaw in our research design. It happens to the best of us. Lauren Seubert ('15),  who is majoring in Economics and Applied & Computational Mathematics & Statistics, learned that the hard way. The real trick is to be able to identify the flaw, learn...

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Alumni Spotlight: Peter Kelly

"All great things start at Nanovic!" Thus endeth an email recently received from former Nanovic grant recipient Peter Kelly (MA Peace Studies, '14). In the fall of 2013, we awarded Peter a Graduate Professional Development Grant…

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Benjamin Fouch

Benjamin Fouch

The evidence is mounting: receiving a grant from the Nanovic Institute can lead to exciting opportunities! Benjamin Fouch ('17) is living proof. We awarded him an FYS Spring Break Travel and Research Grant…

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Alumni Spotlight: Catherine Reidy

Here at the Nanovic Institute, we award a lot of undergraduate grants, and we trust that our efforts bear fruit in the personal, academic, and professional lives of the students. It's always nice, though, to receive the sort of confirmation that we received the other day from Catherine Reidy ('13,...

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Peter Fink

Peter Fink

Peter Fink ('17) is an American Studies and Arts & Letters Pre-Health major who also happens to have Celiac Disease. Shortly after his diagnosis, Peter discovered that Ireland has one of the highest rates of Celiac Disease in the world, and that it is the current leader in tax relief...

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Ryan Schools

Ryan Schools

What can an engineer learn by traveling to Europe? Ryan Schools ('17), a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering major, thought that he had a lot to learn from Icelandic models of sustainability and renewable energy, and he was right! As humanity strives to untangle and address global environmental change, Ryan recognized...

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Bry Martin

Bry Martin

Ever wonder what a bit of funding can do for a graduate student conducting research in Europe? Bry Martin, a doctoral candidate in the History department, knows exactly what it can do! Here he presents to us a tale of two research trips: one self-funded, and another funded by a...

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Student Spotlight: Lynne Bauman and Emma Fleming

Student Spotlight: Lynne Bauman and Emma Fleming

The Nanovic Institute is committed to the Catholic mission of the University of Notre Dame. Thus, we were happy to provide grant funding for two students to travel to the House of Brigid in Wexford and Dublin to do discernment work. Lynne Bauman ('15) is double-majoring in Psychology and Arts...

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Molly Geraghty

Molly Geraghty

When planning a research trip, it is always best to plan carefully in order to assure that you can actually accomplish what you set out to do. When we review student grant proposals, we look for well-planned and well-defined trips. But you know what Robert Burns had to say about...

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Shanna Corner

Shanna Corner

Here at the Nanovic Institute, we receive a lot of grant applications from graduate students studying English, literature, history, and philosophy. But sociology? Not so much. Thus, we're thrilled to spotlight Shanna Corner, a PhD candidate in sociology. Shanna received a Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant to travel to...

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Student Spotlight: Brenna Gautam

How many students can say that they traveled to Serbia over their break? Brenna Gautam can! Brenna is a Senior majoring in History and Peace Studies. We awarded her a Senior Travel and Research Grant to conduct independent research on the Belgrade student protest of 1968. Here is what she...

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