Notre Dame encourages and supports its faculty's international initiatives. This section offers information to Notre Dame faculty whose research and/or teaching aspirations have an international component. Notre Dame International offers funding and support for international scholarship and research and links to funding sources from other Notre Dame units.
Please be sure to check back here periodically for updates, as new services will be added as they are announced or become available. Please contact Geraldine Meehan with any questions regarding faculty support.
NDI Faculty Research Funding
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. Preference will be given to proposals that involve research collaborations with universities in greater China and India. 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. Read more
The Insider Project is a new framework for mobile, agile, and ad hoc study trips, seminars and research abroad. These initiatives are small, short-term, faculty-led student groups organized around faculty research agendas and site-specific opportunities for global education. Read more
Supported by a gift from the Luksburg Foundation to Notre Dame, the goal of this grant is to encourage the Notre Dame community to find new ways to collaborate with colleagues from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC) on research, exchanges, and conferences, and in particular to increase the flow of Notre Dame faculty and staff going to Santiago. Separately, the Luksburg Foundation has made a gift directly to PUC for their faculty and staff to come to Notre Dame. This new five-year grant builds on the previous three years of support from the Luksic family to support exchanges between Notre Dame and PUC. Read more
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 leading universities in Mexico, especially Tec de Monterrey, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Panamericana, and Iberoamericana. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and projects will be offered administrative and logistical support through the Notre Dame Mexico City Global Center. Read more
Through the generous support of University benefactors, Notre Dame International is providing funding to build, sustain, and encourage academic and research collaboration with Tel Aviv University (TAU). Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and, where appropriate, projects can be offered administrative and logistical support through the Jerusalem Global Gateway. Read more
The GGFRA is funded by Notre Dame International and Notre Dame Research. The program will provide annual funding up to $50,000 USD to support faculty research, and can be used either as a research grant or one-semester fellowship. The GGFRA is open to full-time, regular faculty from all Colleges, Schools, and fields of discipline, and the purpose of the award is to support internationally significant individual faculty research projects and/or collaborations with locally-based research academies, universities, or research groups. Read more
The Rome Gateway supports the University's international mission by hosting institutes and projects engaged in research and graduate education. The RGG collaborates with universities, educational foundations and organizations in Italy, Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as with the Holy See. Funding opportunities are available for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. Read more
From 2014 to 2017, the GCI awarded several grants to fund initiatives in international research, scholarship, and collaboration with major foreign universities and research organizations. The purpose of this program was to allow faculty to work with colleagues at foreign partner research institutions in ways that promise to be sustainable beyond any one project, opening the door for future collaborations. This program has been replaced with region-specific opportunities, but for information on past recipients, please read more.
Research Funding Offered by other Notre Dame Units
Several other University institutes administer grant programs that support student and faculty research abroad. The following links will direct you to specific funding information on each institute's website:
- Nanovic Institute for European Studies
- Eck Institute for Global Health
- Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
- Kellogg Institute for International Studies
- Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Notre Dame Research also provides information on many funding opportunities.
Administrative and Logistical Support
Sponsored Research Program Proposal Assistance
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) supports faculty across the University in proposal development and implementation through performing assessments, monitoring and evaluation, training, and assisting in strategic planning for global development projects.
Any Notre Dame faculty member who will be hosting an international conference or scholarly meeting should start the process by contacting the Academic Conferences Office. Experienced professionals are available to assist with all phases of planning and execution, whether the event will take place on Notre Dame’s campus or at one of its Global Gateway Facilities.
Faculty and Staff Teaching and Learning Support
Resources for Working with International Students and Scholars
For a variety of information about supporting international students and scholars, please visit the International Student Services Faculty and Staff Resources page.
Resources for leading student trips abroad
For faculty and staff leading student trips abroad, Notre Dame International provides health and safety resources.
The Naughton Fellowship program allows students with a background in, or aptitude for, STEM fields to experience international research and educational opportunities through a funded exchange program involving Notre Dame and some of Ireland’s leading research universities.