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.
In conjunction with Italian Studies at Notre Dame, the center offers an annual funding opportunity, the Peter R. D’Agostino Research Travel Grant. Designed to facilitate the study of the American past from an international perspective, this competitive award of $5,000 will support research in Roman archives for a significant publication project on U.S. Catholic history.
The Peter R. 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. Selection criteria for the award are the potential of the publication to advance studies of U.S. Catholic history and the articulation of a detailed plan to enhance the project through research in specific Vatican and/or other Roman archives. The deadline for applications is December 31 of each calendar year.
The Peter R. D’Agostino Research Travel Grant for 2012 was awarded to:
Massimo Faggioli, assistant professor in the Theology Department of the University of St. Thomas, for his project “The Holy See and the Presidential Election of 1928.”
Kathleen S. Cummings, Timothy Matovina, Massimo Faggioli, and Joseph Buttigieg