ISLA helps Notre Dame Arts and Letters faculty secure funding for their scholarly pursuits in two ways: by providing internal grants for research and creative endeavors and by facilitating the securing and administration of external fellowships and grants.
ISLA's internal grant support includes:
- Small and large grants for research and creative activities
- Interdisciplinary scholarly seminars
- Partial support for travel to international conferences
- Copy editing, indexing, and publication subvention grants
- Grants to enhance language skills for research and scholarship
- Support for academic conferences, lecture series, and visiting artist events
- Professional development for faculty
- Seng Foundation grants for Market-Based Programs and Catholic Values
ISLA's funding is restricted to regular faculty in the College of Arts and Letters (i.e., Teaching and Research, Research, and Professional Specialist). Faculty from other Notre Dame colleges or institutes with concurrent appointments in the College of Arts and Letters are not eligible for ISLA funding.
Arts and Letters faculty are eligible for many other internal grants at Notre Dame. See the Notre Dame Research website for more details about those opportunities.