Graduate Student Research Opportunity Program (GROP)

The typical academic activities of conducting research and pursuing scholarship are supported by the Graduate Student Research Awards (GSRA). GROP provides funding and services to graduate students in the College of Arts and Letters to enhance their development as scholars, researchers, and future faculty.

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GROP also offers two subject specific grants for:

  • Graduate students in all Arts and Letters disciplines whose research interests address the impact of Catholic traditions upon Italian artistic culture should submit proposals to the Diana Sciola Grant Program.  In order to be eligible for funding, research must take place in Italy. The Diana Sciola Family Endowment supports projects that study the various ways in which the Catholic tradition has influenced the visual arts, theatre, architecture, fashion, music, cinema, literature, design, culinary arts and photography throughout the ages. 
  • Graduate students in all Arts and Letters disciplines whose research explores an aspect of the American Dream are encouraged to submit proposals to the American Dream Summer Grant Program. 

Funds to cover the costs associated with conference travel, workshop or seminar participation may be applied for through the Graduate School's  Graduate Student Professional Development Awards and the Graduate Student Union's Conference Presentation Grant.

View a list of other offices at Notre Dame which also offer funding to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences.