Funding Opportunities

In accordance with the University policy on international travel, the Center for Italian Studies has suspended consideration of applications for research funding for Fall 2020. Any updates to this policy will be announced as soon as the University's policy changes. Please contact italianstudies@nd.edu with any questions.


The Center for Italian Studies contributes to the funding of research in Italian Studies by subsidizing a number of grants and fellowships for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and visiting researchers in Italian Studies. Click the links below to find out more.

Funding for Notre Dame Undergraduate Students to Travel to or Study in Italy

Ravarino Family Italian Scholars Summer Grant (Deadline: Feb. 1)

Rome International Scholars Program (Deadline: Nov. 1)

Sciola Grant for Undergraduate or Graduate Research in Italy (Deadline: March 16)

Sellick Travel Grants for Research in Italy (Applications accepted on a rolling basis)

Funding for Notre Dame Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars for Research in Italy

Biblioteca Ambrosiana Research Awards (Applications accepted on a rolling basis)

Dante Studies Travel Grants (Applications accepted on a rolling basis)

Ravarino Family Italian Scholars Summer Grant (Deadline: Feb. 1)

Sciola Grant for Undergraduate or Graduate Research in Italy (Deadline: March 16)

Sellick Travel Grants for Research in Italy (Applications accepted on a rolling basis)

Short-Term Research Fellowship at Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway (Applications accepted on a rolling basis)

Funding for Notre Dame Faculty for Research in Italy

Biblioteca Ambrosiana Research Awards (Applications accepted on a rolling basis)

D'Agostino Research Travel Grants (Deadline: Dec. 31)

Dante Studies Travel Grants (Applications accepted on a rolling basis)

Sellick Travel Grants for Research in Italy (Applications accepted on a rolling basis)

Short-Term Research Fellowship at Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway (Applications accepted on a rolling basis)

Funding for External Scholars to Conduct Research at Notre Dame

Biblioteca Ambrosiana Research Awards (Applications accepted on a rolling basis)

Dante Studies Travel Grants (Applications accepted on a rolling basis)

The Italian Studies Library Research Award (Deadline: Nov. 4)

Funding for External Scholars to Conduct Research in Italy

D'Agostino Research Travel Grants (Deadline: Dec. 31)

 


 

Biblioteca Ambrosiana Research Awards

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.

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Peter R. D'Agostino Research Travel Grants

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.

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Dante Studies Travel Grants

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.

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The Italian Studies Library Research Award

The Center for Italian Studies and Notre Dame International 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. Click here for more information and to access the application.

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Ravarino Family Italian Scholars Summer Grant

Thanks to a generous gift from the Ravarino Family, the Center sponsors travel grants for graduate and undergraduate students who are will pursue research or a formal summer language program in Italy. Click here to download the application.

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Rome International Scholars Program

With Notre Dame International, the Center co-sponsors undergraduate research in Italy through the Rome International Scholars Program. Open to Notre Dame undergraduates.

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The Diana M. Sciola Grant for Undergraduate or Graduate Research in Italy

The Center encourages Notre Dame undergraduates and graduate students in all Arts and Letters disciplines whose research interests address the impact of Catholic traditions upon Italian artistic culture to submit proposals to the Sciola Grant Program, which is administered by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts. In order to be eligible for funding, research must take place in Italy. Open to Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students.

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Sellick Travel Grants for Research in Italy

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. Click here to download the application.

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Short-Term Research Fellowship at Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway

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

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