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 Global Collaboration Initiatve Grant,  e-mail Geraldine Meehan at

For information regarding the Luksic Grants Program,  please e-mail Christiane Buessard at

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Proposals will be circulated by email to the members of the advisory committee by Silvia Dall’Olio, assistant to the academic director of the RGG.  Upon approval, submitters will be notified and activities are added to the RGG schedule. 
Proposals will be circulated by email to the members of the advisory committee by Roger Alford, director of the LGG.  Upon approval, submitters will be notified and activities will be added to the LGG schedule.
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.

Notre Dame International (NDI) announces the third, and final, award cycle of the Global Collaboration Initiative (GCI) for AY 2017-18. Grants between $10,000-$20,000 will be awarded to fund initiatives in international research, scholarship and collaboration with major foreign universities and research organizations.  The GCI is intended to enable the establishment or continuation of programs of research, scholarship and sustained international collaboration that will make major contributions in any field of study. Awarded initiatives will contribute to the internationalization of Notre Dame by elevating the University’s visibility in the international academic and research community. The details of the program are described below.

Grants of $10,000 to $20,000 total funding, with the possibility of renewal for up to two years, are available through this program. Notre Dame International will award up to five grants for AY 2017-18. 


Successful proposals will demonstrate the potential to create meaningful and sustainable exchange and/or research collaborations with colleagues and students at major foreign research universities and other research institutions, and to elevate the University’s visibility in the international academic and research community. 


A faculty committee will review all submitted proposals. The panel will evaluate the proposals according to the following criteria:

A.  Excellence. The proposed program of research, scholarship, and sustained collaboration must be of the highest quality. It is expected that the outcomes of this project will bring international recognition to the researcher(s) and the University. It is assumed that outcomes of the project will be significantly recognized as leading the discipline or field of study and contribute particularly to the international prominence of the University.

B.  Qualifications of Project Personnel. The committee will consider the ability of the researcher(s) to carry out the proposed project based on record and/or future promise.

C. Inter/Cross-disciplinarity.  Successful projects will reflect a range of scholarly interests and disciplines.

D. Use of Global Gateways.  Proposals involving significant use of the University’s Global Gateways in Dublin, Jerusalem, London, Rome, and Beijing are encouraged.

E.  Mission Fit. The project should reflect or strengthen the University’s Catholic character.

The faculty committee will determine whether external reviews will be sought to assist its deliberations. Ranking of proposals may be requested of appropriate Deans. The selection committee will not necessarily be bound by this ranking, pending the balance and strength of proposals. The committee will make a recommendation to the Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization who will make the final decision.

Proposals that involve cost-sharing will be considered.  However, selection committee members will evaluate whether they believe a proposed project could be funded completely by alternative sources.


  • Full-time regular members of the Notre Dame faculty, including tenured and tenure-track faculty, research faculty, library faculty and special professional faculty, are eligible to apply.
  • Centers (e.g. NDnano, cSEND) are also eligible to apply provided that at least one faculty member is affiliated with the project.
  • Faculty receiving funding from the GCI Grant Program during the previous fiscal year may not apply for a new grant but may apply for a continuation of the current grant for up to two years.   Under such circumstances,  a revised proposal should be submitted. 


The following are typical costs that are eligible for support through this program. For questions regarding proposed expenditures not included here, please contact Geraldine Meehan (, 1-7742.

  • Graduate research assistant and post doctoral fellow stipends and benefits
  • Undergraduate student support
  • Research travel for conducting the proposed effort (not for conference travel to present results)
  • Hosting visitors/participants
  • Subsidizing events related to proposed project


  • Programs that do not involve collaboration with faculty/researchers outside the U.S.
  • Faculty Summer salary
  • Faculty academic year course reduction
  • Projects in the final stages of completion
  • Ongoing research projects funded by another sponsor


  • The grant period is one year, renewable for up to two years.
  • Awards will be effective on or after July 1, 2017.


Examples of projects that might be proposed include the following. (These examples are for illustrative purposes only)

  • An annual summer symposium/workshop among several institutions (e.g. Munich, Cambridge and Notre Dame) bringing together leading scholars and graduate students to discuss specified topics.
  • A multi-year conference series at one of the Global Gateways or other international site that allows important exploration of an issue from many ethnic, cultural, or religious perspectives.
  • A research program that supports visits to archives and sites that would otherwise not be possible and would open new comparative study opportunities for international collaboration.
  • Collaborative research with distinguished scholars at other international universities or with creative performers in professional activity with international partners.
  • Establishment of an International Summer School or Summer Research Internships for graduate students.


In accepting a GCI Grant award, a member of the faculty or team of faculty agrees to:

  • Conform to established practices and procedures concerning sponsored program activity.
  • Submit a final report to the Office of Notre Dame International no later than three months 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 uniquely contributed to the international reputation of Notre Dame as a preeminent research institution.
    • Any publications or manuscripts resulting from the award.