Funding Opportunities

Notre Dame International and departments across the University offer funding opportunities for international research that can be used toward work at the Rome Global Gateway. 

Global Gateway Faculty Research Award

The Global Gateway Faculty Research Awards (GGFRA) provide annual funding up to $50,000 USD to support faculty research and fellowships. The grants are open to full-time, regular faculty from all Colleges, Schools, and fields of discipline. The purpose of the grant is to support internationally significant individual faculty research projects and/or collaborations with locally-based research academies, universities, or research groups. 

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Short-term Faculty Research Fellowships

Notre Dame faculty in the College of Arts and Letters are invited to apply for grants to support short-term periods of research that would be improved through time in Rome.

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Short-term Graduate Research Fellowships

These short-term fellowships enable graduate students in any discipline to spend periods of research in residence in Rome, including office space and access to Roman libraries.

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Sciola Grants

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) invites 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. In order to be eligible for funding, research must take place in Italy.

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Biblioteca Ambrosiana Research Awards

The Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, one of the most famous libraries of the world and the oldest in Europe, was founded between 1603 and 1609. With the Medieval Institute, the Center of Italian Studies 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 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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