Rev. Robert O. Smith will be stepping down from his role with the University of Notre Dame when his contract ends this summer. Smith, who holds concurrent faculty appointments in the Keough School of Global Affairs and the Department of Theology, has been the academic director of the Jerusalem Global Gateway since 2014.
Global Collaboration Initiative
The Global Collaboration Initiative grants are no longer active.
Under this program, grants between $10,000-$20,000 were awarded to fund initiatives in international research, scholarship and collaboration with major foreign universities and research organizations. The GCI was intended to enable the establishment or continuation of programs of research, scholarship and sustained international collaboration that make major contributions in any field of study. Awarded initiatives contributed to the internationalization of Notre Dame by elevating the University’s visibility in the international academic and research community.
Previously Funded Projects
Projects that have received GCI funding are listed under the following links:
Proposals were evaluated 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.
Antonio Delgado, a physics professor at the University of Notre Dame, visited the University of Colima in early January to promote particle physics and encourage collaboration between Notre Dame and Colima.