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 following grants, please email Geraldine Meehan at gmeehan@nd.edu:

  • Asia Research Collaboration Grant
  • International Research Travel Grant
  • Luksic Family Collaboration Grant
  • Mexico Faculty Grant Program
  • ND-UK Seed Grant Program
  • Schlindwein Family Tel Aviv University - Notre Dame Research Collaboration Grant
  • Wine Family Beijing Global Gateway Research Grant Program


Deadline for Proposals is January 23, 2020 (11:59pm EST)

  

The Notre Dame/United Kingdom Seed Grant Program

In order to promote the development of collaborative proposals between the Notre Dame and university faculty in the United Kingdom, the University of Notre Dame is introducing a pilot Program entitled the ND/UK Seed Grant Program. The Seed Grant Program offers Notre Dame faculty the opportunity to compete internally for seed funding with the objective of developing and submitting a joint highly competitive proposal with a UK researcher in areas of interest to NSF and its UK counterpart agency, the EPSRC. 

In the past year, United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have developed five Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) to promote collaborative research between the two countries. Their goal is to reduce some of the barriers that researchers currently encounter when working internationally. This will allow US and UK researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal to either the UK or NSF research agency that will then undergo a single review process.

The MOUs include research in such areas as Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Geosciences, and Environmental Biology. Links to each MOU are as follows:

The first UKRI/NSF collaborative grant Program for FY20 was announced on October 31, 2019. It is entitled The NSF Engineering – UKRI Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Lead Agency Opportunity (ENG-EPSRC). Details of this announcement can be found at UKRI/NSF. Program announcements, related to the other MOUs, will follow throughout the current fiscal year. 

As noted above, the University of Notre Dame is offering ND faculty the opportunity to compete internally for seed funding to develop a submission, with a UK researcher, of a highly competitive research proposal in areas of interest to NSF and its UK counterpart agency the EPSRC. 

To promote both the seed grant Program and the larger UKRI/NSF grant Program, Notre Dame is currently in discussion with several prominent UK universities who have expressed interest in participation. To date, Imperial College and Durham University have been the first universities in the UK that have agreed to participate. ND faculty, however, are free to approach faculty from any university in the UK for participation in the Seed Grant Program. In addition, faculty can apply directly to the larger UKRI/NSF Collaborative Grant Program without applying first for the ND/UK Seed Grant Program.

Aims

  1. Help promote collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and UK universities to pursue competitive proposals to the UKRI/NSF Program
  2. Make use of seed grant funds to prepare and submit a competitive proposal to the UKRI/NSF Collaborative Research Program

Award Amount

Up to $40,000 for up to 12 months duration. However, researchers must adhere to NSF/EPSRC Program deadlines for proposal submission for FY20. 

Outcome

Submission of a single collaborative proposal between a UK researcher and ND faculty to either the EPSRC or NSF. At the end of the Seed Grant period, a full proposal must be submitted, either through NSF, or by the UK university to the EPSRC. The full proposal must conform to the requirements of one or both agencies. 

Eligibility

Regular full-time faculty of the University of Notre Dame

Expenses

Eligible Expenses

Expenses for the ND/UK Seed Grant Program will be flexible and can be used for many purposes such as to collect seed data, perform pilot research, student salary, student exchanges, travel expenses for faculty and students to meet with UK researchers to plan research, pay for the usage of core facilities, review research results, supplies, proposal preparation costs, and other justifiable expenses. For questions on eligible expenses, please contact either Richard Billo (rbillo@nd.edu ) or Geraldine Meehan (Geraldine.Meehan.19@nd.edu )

Ineligible Expenses

  • Major Equipment
  • Faculty Salary
  • UK researcher-related expenses (expenses for the UK research portion of the project will be negotiated within and by the UK university administration). 



We hope that the grant you received, from NDI, advanced your international collaborations and was fruitful with regard to your research

Please use this form to summarize the main activities and outcomes of your work associated with the NDI grant.  

This form is structured with an emphasis on the following:
  • A brief description of the project
  • Summary of the grant activities including international visits/delegations/exchanges (where appropriate)
  • Outcomes of the grant
  • Future plans


We hope that the grant you received, from NDI, advanced your international collaborations and was fruitful with regard to your research

Please use this form to summarize the main activities and outcomes of your work associated with the NDI grant.  

This form is structured with an emphasis on the following:
  • A brief description of the project
  • Summary of the grant activities including international visits/delegations/exchanges (where appropriate)
  • Outcomes of the grant
  • Future plans


We hope that the grant you received, from NDI, advanced your international collaborations and was fruitful with regard to your research


Please use this form for a brief interim summary as required under the terms of your grant


This form is structured with an emphasis on the following:

  • A brief description of the project
  • Summary of the grant activities to date
  • Outcomes of the grant to date
  • Future plans



We hope that the grant you received, from NDI, advanced your international collaborations and was fruitful with regard to your research

Please use this form to summarize the main activities and outcomes of your work associated with the NDI grant.  

This form is structured with an emphasis on the following:
  • A brief description of the project
  • Summary of the grant activities including international visits/delegations/exchanges (where appropriate)
  • Outcomes of the grant
  • Future plans


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