This website is designed to streamline the submission of grant proposals to ISLA.  Only requests submitted through this website will be considered for funding. Applications are not accepted June 1- July 31. 

For more information, call Stephanie Hasse at 574-631-5730

 or stop by the Institute office located in 356 O'Shaughnessy Hall. 

Subventions

When a reputable academic press initiates a request, the Institute may make a subvention to support the publication of manuscripts, if funds are available. Similarly, the Institute will consider a subvention to support a scholarly or artistic sound or video recording upon request by the producer. Please contact the Institute office (Stephanie Hasse at 631-5730 or shasse@nd.edu) for guidelines and information when a publisher or producer requests a subvention. You must have a contract from the publisher before ISLA will negotiate with them. The typical range for a book subvention is from $1,000 to $3,000. 

Indexing and Copyediting Support

ISLA will provide up to $1,200 to cover indexing or copyediting costs for faculty book projects. 

These funds must be used to hire a professional editor/indexer.

  • Please supply budget justification and information about the indexing or editing services you are using in your proposal. 
  • Limit: one indexing and/or copyediting grant per book and academic year.
  • Recipients of publication support must acknowledge ISLA in the final product.

 No publication grant applications are accepted between June 1 and July 31.

For many faculty in the College of Arts and Letters, being able to speak and write in another language may be critical for advancing knowledge in their field. This fund is designed for those who are already somewhat proficient in a language and want to enhance skills based on goals related to research, scholarship, or creative works. In order to qualify, the applicant must be able to demonstrate current writing proficiency based on the following ACTLF Language Testing International Scale (cf. http://languagetesting.com/scale.htm):

European Languages: Novice (High)

Less frequently taught languages: Novice (Middle)

If there are questions concerning current proficiency, ISLA can arrange for faculty in the language to assess the applicant’s current level of proficiency. Also, language programs proposed by the applicant should be reputable for the purpose of enhancing language skills for scholarship and artistic or creative works. Applicants are encouraged to contact Alessia Blad, Director of the Center for Study of Languages and Cultures, for a list of approved language schools. Most of these schools have 6-8 week intensive summer courses.

ISLA will fund only 1 or 2 applications per year from regular faculty and the upper limit on funding per application is $5500. The deadline for this fund is the first Monday in February.

Small Grants (up to $2,500) available to all Arts and Letters regular faculty


Awards are given on a competitive basis for research travel, summer student research assistance, research materials, artistic creation, and other costs of carrying out research and creative work. Both individual and collaborative projects are eligible. Whereas the Small Research and Creative Works grant cannot be used for domestic travel for conferences, it can be used for research-related domestic and international travel. International travel for presenting at conferences is covered under the ISLA International Conference Travel Grant.

Restrictions:
    Small Grants for Research and Creative Works cannot be used to cover:

  • Funds to upgrade Campus Workstation Program (CWP) equipment; (the Office of Research has a yearly competition for equipment purchase and replacement: http://or.nd.edu/funding-opportunities/nd-internal-funding-programs/;
  • Equipment (cameras, recorders, laptops/computers);
  • Travel to domestic conferences.
  • Grants do not cover salary for course buyout or summer salary for project director.
  • No graduate student support is allowed as an expense.

 Also:

  • Apply at any time (except June 1 to July 31);
  • Limited to one small grant each fiscal year (July 1  - June 30) per faculty member.

ISLA can provide partial support (up to $1,000) for academic conferences held on Notre Dame sites. Preference is given to projects that have matching funds from other sources (e.g., foundations, departments or institutes). In addition to the support you are requesting from ISLA, please list all other sources, the amount you are requesting from those sources, and contact information for those sources (name, email address, phone number). Faculty are limited to one Small Henkels or Mini-conference award per academic year. Please note the Henkels funds are for events that have broad impact; therefore, it is important to present a plan to involve faculty, students, and potentially, the broader community.

Applications are accepted at any time for a Mini-conference award up to $1,000.00 (except between June 1 and July 31)

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