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 the grants listed below,  please visit our website.

For questions regarding the following grants, please email Geraldine Meehan at

  • Asia Guest Scholar/Artist Partnership Program
  • Asia Research Collaboration Grant
  • International Research Travel Grant
  • Kylemore Abbey Global Centre Research Partnership Program
  • Luksic Family Collaboration Grant
  • Mexico Faculty Grant Program
  • ND – UC|Chile Luksic Scholars Joint Research Awards
  • ND Seed Grant Program - Israel and the United Kingdom
  • Schlindwein Family Tel Aviv University - Notre Dame Research Collaboration Grant
  • Wine Family Beijing Global Gateway Research Grant Program
  • University of Notre Dame – Ukrainian Catholic University Faculty Collaboration Grant Program
  • University of Notre Dame - Ukrainian Catholic University Curriculum/Course Development Grants
  • University of Notre Dame – Ukrainian Catholic University Library Guest Scholars


Notre Dame International is pleased to announce the Asia Guest Scholar/Artist Partnership Program. The goal of this program is to partner with on-campus centers/institutes/departments in bringing to Notre Dame guest scholars and artists from Asia with outstanding reputations in their field. During the visit, the guest scholar/artist would pursue their own research/art and discuss future collaborations, while engaging in the intellectual/artistic life and community at Notre Dame.

Applications can be made for a semester or part thereof, with a minimum stay of 2 weeks. Applications are accepted for spring and summer periods. A faculty member must agree submit an application from the hosting unit/center/department, including supporting documentation from the guest scholar/artist. That faculty member must also be willing to facilitate engagement on campus and the hosting unit/center/department must be willing to facilitate logistics.

The Asia Guest Scholar/Artist will be expected to, at a minimum, give a talk to faculty/graduate students in the hosting unit regarding their research/creative work and depending on the length of stay, more engagement is welcomed. The application should include details of that planned engagement. If the guest scholar/artist is coming from the locale of a Notre Dame Gateway/Center, details of engagement, on their return, with the University through that Gateway/Center is requested.

*All international guest scholars/artists will need an immigration status to enter the U.S. The hosting unit will be responsible for engaging International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) in the process of determining the appropriate visa status and securing any necessary documentation.


Full-time regular members of the Notre Dame faculty, library faculty, and special professional faculty are eligible to apply as hosts from a center/institute/department/library.

Eligible Expenses

Funding is provided up to $10,000 for a semester based on matched cost sharing and on an expenses-only basis, with the following expenses being eligible:

  • Visa Costs (if applicable)*
  • Travel to Notre Dame from home base (return)
  • Accommodation (limited to no more than the State department per diem rate per night)
  • Some assistance with meals may be offered
  • Local transportation

 Ineligible Expenses

  •  Additional travel expenses other than local transportation and that of getting to ND from home institution 
  • Per Diem reimbursement
  • Salary, stipend or honorarium


Applications can be made for a semester or part thereof with a minimum stay of 2 weeks.

 Application to include:

  • A statement from the Notre Dame faculty applicant indicating their interest and that of their institute/center/department  in hosting this specific scholar/artist from Asia. It should describe the value of the scholar’s research/artist’s creative work to Notre Dame including the contribution that the visit will make to their unit/center/department and the University
  • Anticipated dates for the visit and anticipated length of stay
  • A letter from the potential guest scholar/artist from Asia addressing their interest in visiting Notre Dame and specifying their preferred length of stay and how they will engage with the hosting unit during their stay. The letter should include a statement about their research/artistic interests and a plan with expected goals to be achieved and possible collaborations.
  • Curriculum vitae of the guest scholar/artist from Asia under consideration
  • Budget
  • A letter from the Director/Chair of on-campus hosting unit with a guarantee of matched cost-sharing


Guest scholars/artists and their hosts will be required to submit a report no later than one month after the end date of the visit. The report should include a summary of the activities funded by the award and significant results achieved, including plans for any continued collaboration or indications that the project contributed to the strengthening scholarly relationships between Notre Dame and Asia.


For more information about NDI’s faculty engagement and research programs, please contact:

Geraldine Meehan
Director, Faculty Development and Global Gateways
Notre Dame International
Phone:  574 631-7742

For more information about NDI’s relationship with universities in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and India and the facilities and logistical support provided by the Beijing Global Gateway, the Hong Kong Global Center, and the Mumbai Global Center, please contact:

Jonathan Noble
Senior Assistant Provost for Internationalization
Notre Dame International

Through the generous support of University benefactors, Notre Dame International is providing funding to build, sustain, and encourage academic and research collaboration (research projects, faculty and graduate student exchange, conferences, seminars, etc.) with universities in Asia. Funding is allocated for proposals that involve research collaborations with universities in China, Hong Kong, India and Taiwan. Preferred universities in greater China include the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Yuan Ze University (Taiwan), Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Zhejiang University. For research collaborations involving universities and research institutions in India, preference will be given to those NDI can support through the Mumbai Global Center. Proposals for collaborations with universities in other parts of Asia are, however, also accepted and encouraged.

Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and projects will be offered administrative and logistical support through the Beijing Global Gateway and/or the Hong Kong Global Center and Mumbai Global Center. At the Beijing Global Gateway a seminar room (maximum seating capacity of forty) is available for faculty to present lectures, workshops, or seminars.

This grant program supports the University’s broader strategy to promote academic cooperation in Asia by building upon existing partnerships and creating new opportunities for research and scholarly exchange.


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 mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and India may also submit a proposal.


Funding is available for a variety of collaborations, but preference will be given to those that promote ongoing relationships between Notre Dame and Asia and will have a measurable impact both on the local academic community and in increasing Notre Dame’s engagement in the region.

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
  • Supporting educational ventures (faculty and staff exchanges, workshops, etc.)

Individual grants will not normally exceed $10,000, although large team-based proposals or proposals that include Notre Dame graduate students 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 Asia Research Collaboration Grant funding. Other sources of funding may include funds dedicated to the proposed research collaboration by the international collaborators’ universities. Cost sharing must ensure that covered expenses are mutually exclusive.

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 Asian universities will generally not be funded through the Notre Dame grant program).


Full details of all anticipated costs/activities must be clearly itemized. Budget justification is required.

Eligible Expenses

Eligible expenses include but are not limited to:

  • Travel: Travel expenses associated with the international collaboration and/or conducting the proposed research. This includes airfare, ground transportation, accommodation and per diem.*
  • Personnel: Notre Dame graduate student stipend and benefits and undergraduate research assistant support (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). Please note that you must allow approximately an additional 25% for fringe benefits for graduate students
  • Participant Support: Program participation incentives; modest honoraria.
  • Research Administration/Supplies: Includes costs associated with research administration (e.g., interviews, surveys, on-line collection of data), research materials, computer software (not hardware), books, manuscripts.

*PLEASE NOTE:  Reimbursement for meals and incidental travel expenses will be made in accordance with these per diem allowances:

  • 1-14 days - UP TO 75% of US State Dept per diem
  • 15+ days - UP TO 50% of US State Dept per diem
Ineligible Expenses
  • Clerical or secretarial help
  • The hiring of research assistants employed by and working at Asian universities will not be funded through this grant program
  • Publication costs
  • Faculty salary
  • Conference attendance costs


To request funding from the Asia Research Collaboration Grants program, please submit a proposal written in clear, non-technical language. Each 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 institutions in Asia
  • 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
  • Budget Template

Letter from collaborator (located in Asia) 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 Asia, 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 and cost-sharing with other universities


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 Asia
  • Any publications or manuscripts resulting from the award
  • Make a brief oral presentation, on the outcome of the research and collaboration with the Asian university following the end of the grant period, at an event hosted by NDI
  • 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 collaborators in greater Asia
  • Reference the Notre Dame International Asia Research Collaboration Grant, and the Beijing Global Gateway, the Hong Kong Global Center, and the Mumbai Global Center as applicable, in any relevant publications


For more information about NDI’s faculty engagement and research programs, please contact:

Geraldine Meehan
Director, Faculty Development and Global Gateways
Notre Dame International
 Phone:  574 631-7742



The Italian Studies Library Research Award is a grant awarded by the Center for Italian Studies and Notre Dame International to support scholars who travel to use the Italian Studies collections within Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries.

Funding between $1,500 and $4,000 will be awarded to help defray the costs of travel and accommodation for a research visit of 1 - 3 weeks. The amount of the award will be based on the length of the research visit and specific travel and accommodation expenses.

Grants are competitive. Please complete this application and submit by 11.59 pm EST on December 12 , 2023. You will receive notification when your application has been received, and applicants will be notified of the award decisions in late February 2024.