Hibernian Research Award

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Funded by an endowment from the Ancient Order of Hibernians and administered by the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, these annual awards provide travel funds to support the scholarly study of the Irish experience in Ireland or America.


Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents via email to cushwa@nd.edu:

  1. completed application form (downloadable here); 
  2. a current curriculum vitae, including a representative list of your publications;
  3. a brief description (limit: 1,000 words) of your research project, indicating the relevance of the research for Irish American Studies, specific resources and collections to be visited, and plans for publication.

Recommendations are no longer required for Hibernian Research Award applications. All materials must be submitted by December 31.



Applicants will be notified by March.



Award recipients will be asked to:

  1. participate in an interview about their project and/or supply the center with a short report on the results of their research;
  2. acknowledge the award in all publications that result from their research;
  3. notify the center of any publication resulting in whole or in part from the award.

Download the Application Form Here