This website is designed to streamline the submission of grant proposals to ISLA. Only requests submitted through this website will be considered for funding.
For more information, call Pat Base at 574-631-5730 or stop by the Institute office located in 249 O'Shaughnessy Hall.
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 (Pat Base at 631-5730 or email@example.com) 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. Maximum award for a subvention is $5,000.00.
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 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.
This initiative is intended to promote seminars of integrative scholarship in areas of common interest to faculty from different disciplines, for example, ancient philosophy, multi-cultural diversity, religion and science, family issues, or ethics and science.
Seminars require five or more faculty (or possibly students) from at least three departments or academic units who are committed to exploring a topic of significant importance in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
You may apply at any time (except between June 1 and July 31).
Maximum amount is $5,000.00 may apply up to three years.
- Continued funding is subsequent years is conditional on the accomplishment of milestones set forth in the initial proposal and justification of new avenues to pursue. (report must be submitted and reviewed.)
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 Brian O'Conchubhair, 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.
Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded to assist adjunct faculty with one-time miscellaneous expenses. This grant can be used to cover the travel cost to professional meetings, purchase of photographs, microfilms, rare books or manuscripts, software, permissions to publish materials, databases, maps, tables, or other expenses.
To be eligible for the Adjunct Professional Development Grant, the applicant must have taught (or be teaching) two courses at the University of Notre Dame within the two most recent semesters.
You may apply at any time except between June 1 and July 31.
Large Grants ($2,501 to $15,000) for Research in the Social Sciences
Bi-Annual deadline dates second Tuesday in October and second Tuesday in February
October 10, 2017 and February 13, 2018
Because of the extent and length of many social science research projects, faculty must often seek external funding to help underwrite their research. In order to be competitive for grants, preliminary data collection and analysis are necessary as a basis for formulating and justifying larger research projects.
The Large Grant for Research in the Social Sciences initiative provides funds to cover the costs of conducting these preliminary studies.
- Grants range from $2,500 to $15,000, depending on the scope of the project and the number of personnel involved.
ISLA encourages faculty to use the Center for Social Research services.
The Center for Social Research is an academic support unit dedicated to improving the quality and efficiency of social research at Notre Dame by working with faculty, students, and staff across all disciplines. Whether you are designing new research or developing an existing project, consider consulting with the CSR’s expert staff who specialize in statistical analysis, survey design and implementation, and data acquisition and management. For more information, visit the CSR website at http://csr.nd.edu or contact Managing Director, Kate E. Mueller, at (574) 631-6166(574) 631-6166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
These projects should have some quantitative dimension to the methodology or are proposing rigorous qualitative methods. Faculty in the social sciences whose work is more closely aligned with the humanities are encouraged to submit their proposals to the Large Grants for Humanities funding initiative.
Recipients of the Large Grant for Research in the Social Sciences must submit a grant proposal to a major external agency within 18 months of receiving the grant.
Large Grants ($2,501.00 to $15,000) for Humanities Research and Creative Work
- Two annual competitions: Second Tuesday of October and Second Tuesday of February.
- (October 10, 2017 & February 13,2018)
- Limited to one large grant per year (July 1-June 30) per faculty member
- Most large grants will be in the $3,000-$10,000 range.
- These grants can be for collaborative research projects.
- Expenses must be well justified.
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.
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.
- 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.
- an academic conference on campus or in one of the University’s international sites,
- a series of lectures or performances, or
- a single, significant visiting lecturer or performer.
Departments, institutes and interdisciplinary groups can bring scholars to Notre Dame for two or more days of public events including a lecture, colloquium, panel, or performance. Visiting scholars and performers must be among the leaders of their field. While all events may not result in a publication, the Institute expects that proposals will be designed with the goal of having a lasting effect beyond a series of lectures or performances. In addition to the support requested from ISLA, please list all other sources of funding. Finally, Henkels Funds are for events that have broad impact; therefore, it is important to present a plan to involve faculty, students, and, potentially, the larger community.
Deadline for submission is two funding cycles in advance of proposed conference dates (cycles are 2nd Tuesday in October and February)
- Funding sources must be identified and documented by including an award letter or e-mail included in the proposal
- Must be hosted at a University facility or Global Gateway
All Large Henkels proposals require your budget is reviewed by Academic Conferences before your proposal is submitted.
ISLA can provide partial support (up to $5,000) 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 $5,000.00 (except between June 1 and July 31)
Apply anytime (except June 1 to July 31)
Guidelines for Receiving Reimbursement:
- The Institute requires a copy of travel itinerary showing destinations and travel dates along with evidence of payment as soon as flight arrangements have been completed.
- In order to transfer your award funds successfully, the Institute will need your discretionary account number.
- The Institute requires a copy of your completed TravelND expense report (send copy to Pat Base, email@example.com, or a copy may be dropped off at ISLA's office, 101 O'Shaughnessy Hall.)
- A one-page summary of your activities should be submitted to ISLA's Director, Tom Merluzzi (please send reports to Pat Base - firstname.lastname@example.org)