External scholar funding

The Center is committed to enriching scholarly pursuits with a range of funding opportunities designed to facilitate external scholars' research whether at the University of Notre Dame or in Italy.

Funding for External Scholars to Conduct Research at Notre Dame

Biblioteca Ambrosiana Research Awards

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

With the Medieval Institute, the Center co-sponsors the Biblioteca Ambrosiana Research Awards. These awards enable individual scholars or groups of scholars—including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows—to pursue projects in connection with the Biblioteca Ambrosiana and its holdings in Milan and Notre Dame. Please send a C.V., a proposal of less than 750 words that describes the project, and a detailed budget to italianstudies@nd.edu. Cost sharing is encouraged and should be included in the proposed budget. Open to researchers outside of Notre Dame and to Notre Dame faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.

Dante Studies Travel Grants

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

With the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies, the Center co-sponsors several travel grants to support research by Notre Dame faculty and graduate students in Italy, but also for faculty and graduate students from other institutions whose research would benefit from on-site access to Notre Dame's special collections on Dante, the Ambrosiana archive, or other of its Italian holdings. For more information, please contact devers@nd.edu.

The Italian Studies Library Research Award

Deadline: Jan. 31

The Center for Italian Studies and Notre Dame Global jointly administer an Italian Studies Library Research Award. This award provides grant funding for scholars to use the collections of the Hesburgh Libraries for research in Italian studies. Research awards are intended to defray the cost of travel and accommodation for research visits of one to three weeks in duration. Applications from international locations are encouraged. Learn more and access the application.

Funding for External Scholars to Conduct Research in Italy

D'Agostino Research Travel Grants

Deadline: Dec. 31

With the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, the Center co-sponsors the Peter R. D'Agostino Research Travel Grants to facilitate the study of the American past from an international perspective. This competitive, annual award supports research in Roman archives for a significant publication project on U.S. Catholic history. Open to researchers outside of Notre Dame and to Notre Dame faculty.