Mother Theodore Guerin Research Travel Grants

Mother Guerin

The Cushwa Center established the Mother Theodore M. Guerin Research Travel Grant Program in 2018 to support scholars in any academic discipline whose projects feature Catholic women more prominently in modern history. Grants of up to $1,500 are made to researchers seeking to visit any repository in or outside the United States or traveling to conduct oral history interviews, especially of women religious.

This program memorializes the historic connection between Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College and the University of Notre Dame. The grants are named for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, a French missionary to Indiana who established the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, just north of Terre Haute, in 1840.

Application Procedures

Please submit an application form with the following documents attached:

  1. current curriculum vitae;
  2. 1,000-word project description including a research plan detailing any research repositories or oral history subjects you plan to visit and any advance contact you have made with relevant archivists or others;
  3. proposed budget estimating travel, lodging, and research expenses.

Applications must be submitted with required materials by December 31, 2024.


Applicants will be notified by early March.


Grant recipients will be asked to:

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

Application form