Faculty funding

The Center actively promotes and bolsters Notre Dame faculty research in Italy by offering a diverse range of funding opportunities. Our commitment is to empower faculty members in their pursuit of impactful scholarly endeavors. Timely submission of research proposals well before project commencement is crucial to circumvent any timing-related challenges.

Awards and Grants

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.

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.

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.

Sellick Travel Grants for Research in Italy

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

The Jay A. and Sara L. Sellick Endowment for Excellence in Italian Studies, in memory of John A. ('53) and Juli Ann Sellick provides support for undergraduate, graduate student, and faculty research and travel to Italy and the Rome Global Gateway. Download the application.

Short-Term Research Fellowship at Notre Dame Rome

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

With the College of Arts and Letters and Notre Dame Global, the Center co-sponsors short-term fellowships for research in Rome by Notre Dame graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty. Download the application.