Research Travel Grants, offered annually, assist scholars who wish to use the University of Notre Dame’s library and archival collection in Catholic Americana. Research Travel Grant Applications must be postmarked 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 postmarked 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 2014 D'Agostino Resarch Travel Grant will be awarded exclusively to support participation in the 2014 Rome Seminar, June 6-20. (Consideration for this award will be on a case-by-case basis in 2014; no additional application is needed. Rome Seminar applicants, please contact the Cushwa Center for more information.)
The D'Agostino Resarch 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