In 2020, the Cushwa Center is providing grants and awards to 20 scholars for a variety of research projects. Funds will support travel to the University of Notre Dame Archives as well as to archives in Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Jacksonville, Quebec City, London, Paris, Seville, Glasgow, and Rome. Learn more about Cushwa research funding programs at cushwa.nd.edu. The next application deadline will be December 31, 2020.
Research Travel Grants
Research Travel Grants assist scholars who wish to visit the University Archives and other collections at Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries for research relating to the study of Catholics in America.
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
“Elaboration of a Global Thought (1950s–1960s): The Role of the American Young Christian Students (YCS) in the International Young Christian Students (IYCS) movement”
University of Dayton
“Examining the Parameters of Catholic Intellectual Life”
Mary Frances Coady
University of Virginia
“Moral Education and Nationalism in the United States and Canada, 1840–1960”
“Catholic Writers in the Nineteenth-Century American South”
University of Alabama
“Catholics, Nativism, and Abolition in the Queen City”
Peter R. D’Agostino Research Travel Grants
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 a significant publication project on U.S. Catholic history.
Susanna De Stradis
University of Notre Dame
“Making Democracy Safe for Catholicism: The Vatican and the ‘Nation Under God’ (1945–1965)”
Mother Theodore Guerin Research Travel Grants
This 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.
University of Michigan
“Laywomen, Convents, and the Patriarchal State during the Early Modern French Empire”
University of Notre Dame
“Sister Corita Kent and Andy Warhol”
“Madeleine Delbrêl: A Saint for ‘Ordinary People’”
“Mary Bowser Richards Denman, Finding Black Catholic Experience in Nineteenth-Century America”
Birkbeck, University of London
“‘The Lay Sister Problem’: Social class and power in inter-war and post-war British Catholic convents”
Saint Louis University
“California Magdalens: Catholic Sisters, Female Penitents, and the Carceral State, 1850–1940”
Loyola University Chicago
“Catholic Resistance: How the Camden 28 Put the Vietnam War on Trial”
Belmont Abbey College
“Rose Hawthorne Lathrop on Catholicism and American Identity”
Carlos Ruiz Martinez
University of Iowa
“‘Somos Hermanas en Solidaridad’: Catholic Women Religious in the U.S. Sanctuary Movement”
Hibernian Research Awards
Funded by an endowment from the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Hibernian Research Awards support the scholarly study of Irish American history.
“Hiberno-Spaniards & Empire: Colonization, Slavery, and Diaspora in the Greater Gulf Coast Borderlands, 1714–1804”
New York University
“How the Irish Taught the Jews to Become American”
Texas A&M University–San Antonio
“‘The Other Horsemen’: a project to examine the Daniel Patrick Moynihan papers in the Library of Congress and the Hugh Carey papers at St. John’s University”
Hesburgh Research Travel Grants
These grants support research projects that consider the life and work of the late Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987.
“U.S. Catholic Support to Chilean Christian Democracy in the 1960s”
This announcement appears in the spring 2020 issue of the American Catholic Studies Newsletter.