Notre Dame International introduces two new faculty research grants for 2019-2020

Author: Colleen Wilcox

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Notre Dame International’s faculty research grant cycle is now open and more opportunities are available internationally for the 2019-2020 cycle. Two new grants have been created through generous University benefactors, including the Wine Family Beijing Global Gateway Research Grant Program and the Italian Studies Library Research Award.

The Wine Family Beijing Global Gateway Research Grant Program provides funding to build, sustain, and encourage academic and research collaboration with universities in Beijing. With support from the Beijing Global Gateway, the grant is expected to create more research and academic collaboration opportunities for Notre Dame and partners in China. 

“The Beijing Global Gateway is very excited about this new grant supported by the Wine family,” says Jingyu Wang, Beijing Global Gateway executive director.

“We are looking forward to hosting more and more Notre Dame researchers and professors in China.”

Funding is available for a variety of collaborations, but preference will be given to those that promote ongoing relationships between Notre Dame and Beijing and will have a measurable impact both on the local academic community and in increasing Notre Dame’s engagement in the region. Full-time regular members of the Notre Dame faculty, and special faculty are eligible to apply. The deadline for the Wine Family Beijing Global Gateway Research Grant Program is October 14, 2019.

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Notre Dame International and the Notre Dame Center for Italian Studies are jointly administering the Italian Studies Library Research Award, which provides funding for scholars to visit Notre Dame to use the collections of the Hesburgh Libraries for research in Italian studies. Theodore J. Cachey, the Albert J. and Helen M. Ravarino family director of Italian and Dante studies, says this initiative will show the important kinds of research that are possible in Italian Studies with the proper resources and support.

“Scholars from abroad have long visited Notre Dame’s renowned Dante collections with the support of the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies,” says Cachey.

“With this new grant, we hope to highlight the richness of a broad range of collections in Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries, including outstanding primary and secondary holdings in Medieval Studies, the Wagstaff Italian film collection, a growing collection of rare books on Primo Levi, microfilm and digital copies of manuscripts and drawings from the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, and a wide array of primary and secondary works in a variety of fields.”

The grant is open to established scholars, postdoctoral scholars, or graduate students. During the 2020 cycle, the selection committee anticipates granting two awards. The deadline for the Italian Studies Library Research Award is November 4, 2019.

Every year, Notre Dame International provides grants to help build and encourage academic and research collaboration. To date, NDI has funded 165 grants totaling $1.7 million. The funding has been spread out over 5 colleges, the Law School, and the School of Architecture, as well as over 30 departments and other centers and institutes at Notre Dame. Research projects and conferences have been funded in Asia, (including Bangladesh, India and Japan), Africa, Europe, North America and South America.

Click here to view the full list of grants available through Notre Dame International. 

Contact: Colleen Wilcox, content strategist, Notre Dame International,

Originally published by Colleen Wilcox at on September 18, 2019.