Programs Offered

For Faculty

  • Annual Research Theme: The Connected World

    Funding Amount: Up to $5,000

    Rolling beginning August 1, 2022 until funds for this program are exhausted.

    This year we seek to facilitate scholarship that fosters deep analysis of the interconnectedness of social, cultural, political, and economic life around the globe.

  • Faculty Language Development Grants

    Funding Amount: Up to $5,500

    Deadline is the first Monday in February

    This fund is designed for those who are already somewhat proficient in a language and want to enhance their skills based on goals related to research, scholarship, or creative works

  • Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants

    Funding Amount: Variable, depending on activity

    Proposals accepted at any time except between June 1 and July 31

    This initiative is intended to promote collaborative research among faculty from different disciplines with shared interests and to support the preparation and submission of competitive proposals for external grants.

  • International Conference Grants

    Funding Amount: Up to $1,000

    Submissions must be completed one month in advance of the conference. No post awards will be given.

    Partial support is available to faculty members who present a paper or poster at a professionally organized conference located outside of the United States.

  • Large Henkels Conference Grants

    Funding Amount: Up to $20,000

    Biannual deadlines: second Tuesday in October and February – October 11, 2022 and February 14, 2023.

    Grants of up to $20,000 to cover the costs of: an academic conference on campus or in one of the University’s Global Gateways, a series of lectures or performances, or a single, significant visiting lecturer or performer.

  • Large Research Grants

    Funding Amount: $2,500 - $15,000

    Biannual deadline dates are the second Tuesday in October and second Tuesday in February

    These internal grants can help fund preliminary work or data collection that may enable faculty to be more competitive for external grants and fellowships

  • Publication Grants

    Funding Amount: Variable, depending on activity

    Proposals are accepted at any time except June 1 to July 31

    ISLA offers three types of grants to assist with the publication of peer-reviewed scholarly monographs. Grants are available to defray publication costs, subsidize the acquisition of images and permissions, and support professional indexing

  • Small Henkels Lecture or Mini-Conference Grants

    Funding Amount: Up to $3,000

    Proposals are accepted at any time except June 1 to July 31. All proposals for a Small Henkels Grant must be submitted at least one month before the event.

    ISLA can provide partial support (up to $3,000) for academic conferences or lectures held on the Notre Dame campus.

  • Small Research Grants

    Funding Amount: Up to $2,500

    Proposals accepted at any time except from June 1 to July 31

    This grant category is for proposals from regular faculty for research travel, undergraduate summer student research assistance, research materials, artistic creation, and other costs of carrying out research

For Undergraduate Students

  • American Dream Grant

    Max Award: $4,500

    April 7, 2023

    The American Dream Summer Grant Program, sponsored by the Prochaska Family, supports research or creative projects on topics exploring the American Dream. 

  • Conference Presentation Grant

    Up to $1,000

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students must submit their application at least one month in advance of the conference presentation. For graduating seniors, the conference needs to take place by May 1.

    Conference Presentation Grants support opportunities for undergraduates (juniors and seniors only) to present their work – commonly a paper or poster – at domestic and international conferences.

  • DaVinci Multidisciplinary Grant

    Up to $4,500

    April 7, 2023

    Support for Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Projects

  • Diana M. Sciola Grant

    Up to $5,000

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until March 19, 2023; Seniors must apply by the end of the fall semester.

    The Diana M. Sciola Endowment for Excellence supports projects that study the various ways in which the Catholic tradition has influenced art throughout the ages

  • Kennedy Scholars Fellowship

    Up to $5,000

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Specific deadlines apply to projects involving travel (see details).

    The Kennedy Scholars Fellowship supports senior thesis research projects from students who participated in the London Global Gateway's Kennedy Scholars Seminar after their semester in London has ended.

  • Research Access and Mentoring Program (RAMP)

    $3500 stipend, room and board, up to $1500 research allowance, and tuition for one 3-credit summer course.

    February 3, 2023

  • Research and Materials Grant

    Up to $1,750

    Applications accepted on a rolling basis until March 19, 2023; Seniors must apply by the end of the fall semester.

    Research and Materials Grants support research activities and creative endeavors

  • Senior Thesis Grant

    Max Award: $2,500

    Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Seniors must apply by the end of the fall semester; Juniors must apply by March 19, 2023

    Senior Thesis Grants support research conducted to fulfill the requirements for a thesis

  • Summer Comprehensive Grant

    Up to $5,000

    April 7, 2023

    The Summer Comprehensive Grant supports a broad array of Arts and Letters research and creative projects

For Graduate Students

  • American Dream Grant

    Max Award: $4,500

    April 7, 2023

    The American Dream Summer Grant Program, sponsored by the Prochaska Family, supports research or creative projects on topics exploring the American Dream. 

  • Diana M. Sciola Grant

    Up to $5,000

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until March 19, 2023; Seniors must apply by the end of the fall semester.

    The Diana M. Sciola Endowment for Excellence supports projects that study the various ways in which the Catholic tradition has influenced art throughout the ages

  • Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA)

    Max Award: $4,000

    October 7, 2022 & March 10, 2023

    GSRA awards assist graduate students with expenses related to research or creative projects that their departments are unable to meet

  • Humanities Without Walls

    $4,000 stipend and accommodation in Minneapolis

    November 1, 2022

    Pre-doctoral Career Diversity Summer Workshops

  • Themed Grant: The Connected World

    Max Award: $5,000

    Rolling beginning August 1, 2022 until funds for this program are exhausted.

    This year we seek to facilitate scholarship that fosters deep analysis of the interconnectedness of social, cultural, political, and economic life around the globe.