This website is designed to streamline the submission of grant proposals to NDI.  Only requests submitted through this website will be considered for funding.

For information regarding any of the grants listed below, please visit our website.

For questions regarding the
  • Global Collaboration Initiative Grants,  e-mail Geraldine Meehan at
  • Luksburg Foundation Collaborative Grants Program,  please e-mail Rafael Guerra at 
  • Mexico City Global Center Collaboration Grants, please email Warren von Eschenbach at

The University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway invites applications for short-term fellowships from faculty in the School of Architecture whose work would benefit from conducting research in Rome. The initiative is co-sponsored by the School of Architecture and Notre Dame International/Rome Global Gateway.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; fellowships of up to $5000 will be awarded until all available funding for the academic year 2015-16 is utilized.

Application Deadline for Proposals is March 31, 2017

Eligibility/Grant Requirements

Full-time regular members of the Notre Dame faculty, library faculty, and special professional faculty are eligible to apply. Staff members leading programs relevant to the goals of increasing collaboration with institutions in Mexico may also submit a proposal.


Individual grants will not normally exceed $10,000, although large team-based proposals may request up to $20,000. The Grants Review Committee will consider proposals for any amount up to these figures.

Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate other sources of funding or cost sharing which will complement the Mexico City Global Center Collaboration funds.

Funding is available for a variety of collaborative ventures, but preference will be given to those that promote ongoing relationships between Notre Dame and Mexico and will have a measurable impact both on the local community and in increasing Notre Dame’s engagement with and understanding of Mexico. The types of collaborations might include but are not limited to the following:

  • Initiating collaborative research projects (travel, research costs, etc.)
  • Sponsoring or attending research conferences and workshops hosted in Mexico
  • Sponsoring educational ventures (faculty and staff exchanges, workshops, etc.)
  • Notre Dame graduate research assistant and postdoctoral fellow stipends and benefits (graduate and undergraduate student assistants must be involved in the faculty fellow’s collaborative research and writing in ways that contribute to the student’s intellectual formation)

Awards will not support clerical or secretarial help. Awards may support expenses incurred only at Notre Dame or by Notre Dame faculty and staff (e.g. hiring of research assistants employed by and working at Mexican universities will generally not be funded through the Notre Dame grant program).

 Application Guidelines

To request funding from the Mexico City Global Center Collaboration Grants program, your proposal must include the following items:

  • Proposal Title
  • Project director (PD) name
  • Department/center/institute affiliation
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Co-PD name(s) if appropriate
  • Abstract of the proposed project (one paragraph)
  • Description of the proposed project (three-page maximum, single spaced), including:
    • The objective of the project
    • Background, previous work and/or motivation as appropriate
    • Project approach and methods
    • Anticipated outcomes, including how the project will promote collaboration between Notre Dame and Mexican institutions
    • Anticipated time schedule
  • Budget and budget justification: supply detailed budget identifying and explaining all anticipated expenditures
    • Fully justify any proposed travel
    • Description of other funds secured or applied for
  • Letter from department chair or dean stating that the department or college is supportive of the proposal and has approved its impact on staffing, resources, etc.
  • Letter from Mexican collaborator indicating their willingness and ability to participate in the proposed collaborative initiative
  • Curriculum vitae: (2-page maximum, current) for each faculty member listed on the cover sheet as project director; if postdocs, graduate students and/or undergraduates are included in the project as collaborators, describe their qualifications
  • Criteria for evaluating proposals: A faculty-led review committee will use the following criteria to evaluate proposals:
    • Quality of the proposal, including its potential for new or sustainable collaboration between Notre Dame and Mexico, on research, and/or on the education and training of students
    • Potential for academic publication
    • Reach: breadth and depth of impact of the proposed project
    • Consistency with Notre Dame strategic goals and mission
    • Budgetary appropriateness

 Follow-up Report

  • Successful applicants are required to submit a final report no later than one month after the end date of the award. The report should include:
    • A summary of the activities funded by the award and significant results achieved, including evidence that the project contributed to the collaboration between Notre Dame and Mexico
    • Any publications or manuscripts resulting from the award
  • Submit brief updates (and pictures, if applicable) of any development related to the grant funding that is newsworthy (e.g. conference, launch of new program), including any relevant feedback from Mexican collaborators
  • Reference the Notre Dame Mexico City Global Center Collaboration award in any relevant publications

 Contact: Warren von Eschenbach, Associate Vice President and Assistant Provost for Internationalization