The Cushwa Center administers five funding opportunities to support scholarly research in a variety of subject areas. The next application deadline for all five programs is December 31, 2021.
Research Travel Grants assist 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.
Offered in conjunction with Italian Studies at Notre Dame and designed to facilitate the study of the American past from an international perspective, these grants support research in Roman archives for projects on U.S. Catholic history.
Established in partnership with the American Catholic Historical Association, this prize recognizes outstanding research on the Black Catholic experience in North America and the Caribbean from the colonial period to the 20th century.
This grant program supports scholars whose research projects seek to feature Catholic women more prominently in modern history. Grants are made to scholars seeking to visit any repository in or outside the United States, or traveling to conduct oral history interviews, especially of women religious.
Funded by an endowment from the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Hibernian Research Awards support the scholarly study of Irish and Irish American history.
The Cushwa Center administered the Theodore M. Hesburgh Research Travel Grant Program from 2015 to 2020 to support research projects in any academic discipline that considered the work of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., former president of the University of Notre Dame.
Past grant and award recipient announcements
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1979 (June; March) | 1978 (June; March)