Schlindwein Family Tel Aviv University – Notre Dame Research Collaboration Grants

Deadline for proposals is January 31, 2018

Submit proposal here


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 Tel Aviv University.

Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and, where appropriate, projects can be offered administrative and logistical support through the Jerusalem Global Gateway

Eligibility/Grant Requirements

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 the collaboration between these two institutions may also submit a proposal.


Funds for submissions are expected to be used within one year from the date of the award.

Funding is available for a variety of collaborations, but preference will be given to those that promote ongoing relationships between Notre Dame and Tel Aviv University. 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 hosted at Tel Aviv University or the Jerusalem Global Gateway
  • Sponsoring educational ventures (faculty and staff exchanges, workshops, etc.)
  • Notre Dame graduate research assistant and postdoctoral fellow stipends and benefits (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)

An individual grant will not exceed $7,500. The Grants Review Committee will consider proposals for any amount up to this figure. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate other sources of funding or cost sharing which will complement the Tel Aviv Collaboration Grant funding.

Awards will not support clerical or secretarial help. Awards may support expenses incurred only at Notre Dame or by Notre Dame faculty and staff.

 Application Guidelines

To request funding from the Tel Aviv University Grants program, please submit a proposal written in clear, non-technical language to Notre Dame International's submissions manager. 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 Tel Aviv University
    • 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
  • Letter from department chair or dean stating that the department or college is supportive of the proposal and has approved its impact on staffing, resources, etc.
  • Letter from collaborator (located at Tel Aviv University) 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 Tel Aviv University, 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
  • Joint capacity: evidence of the professional standing and track record of the academics involved. If applicable, evidence of successful past collaborations with Tel Aviv and/or with the proposed collaborators.
  • Budgetary appropriateness

Follow-up Report and Activities

  • Successful applicants are required to submit two reports on the outcome of their grant: an interim report is due midway after the project starts and a final report is due a month after the project ends.  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 Tel Aviv University
    • Any publications or manuscripts resulting from the award
    • Photos, if applicable, are welcome
  • Successful applicants are required to make a brief oral presentation, at an event hosted by NDI, on the outcome of the research and collaboration with Tel Aviv University following the end of the grant period.
  • 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 Tel Aviv
  • Reference the Schlindwein Family Grant Program, 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