Funding Opportunities

The Cushwa Center 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 are made twice yearly. The next application deadlines are April 1, 2017, and October 1, 2017.

Research Travel Grants assists scholars who wish to visit the University Archives or other collections at the Hesburgh Libraries at Notre Dame for research relating to the study of Catholics in America. Next application deadline: December 31, 2017

The Center also administers a Hibernian Research Award funded by an endowment from the Ancient Order of Hibernians. This annual award provides travel funds to support the scholarly study of the Irish experience in Ireland and America. Next application deadline: December 31, 2017.

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. Next application deadline: December 31, 2017.




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