Grant Opportunities

The Cushwa Center has recently announced the establishment of the Theodore M. Hesburgh Research Travel Grant Program, an initiative created to support research projects in any academic discipline that consider and incorporate the work of Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., former president of the University of Notre Dame. Grants will be awarded twice yearly. The first application deadline is April 1, 2016.

Research Travel Grants, offered annually, assist scholars who wish to use the University of Notre Dame’s archival collection in Catholic Americana at the Hesburgh Libraries. Research Travel Grant Applications must be submitted by December 31.

The Center also administers a Hibernian Research Award and a program of lectures, publications, and conferences related to the Irish American experience. These activities are funded by an endowment from the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Hibernian Research Award applications must be submitted by December 31.

The Peter R. D’Agostino Research Travel Grant is offered in conjunction with Italian Studies at Notre Dame. Designed to facilitate the study of the American past from an international perspective, this competitive, annual award supports research in Roman archives for a significant publication project on U.S. Catholic history.

The D'Agostino Research Travel Grant is offered in honor of the late Peter D’Agostino, a friend and colleague to many, author of the award-winning book Rome in America: Transnational Catholic Ideology from the Risorgimento to Fascism (UNC, 2004), and a tireless promoter of the need for transatlantic research in American Catholic studies.



Kathleen S. Cummings, Timothy Matovina, Massimo Faggioli (2012 Peter R. D’Agostino Research Travel Grant recipient), and Joseph Buttigieg