Grants to Support Faculty Fellows’ Projects in the Arts

The arts are social and humanistic phenomena critical to cultural integrity and human flourishing. As such, they are integrally connected to the Kellogg Institute’s core work on democracy and human development.

The Institute offers support to Kellogg faculty fellows in the arts and humanities for artistic projects such as performances and exhibitions, with a particular emphasis on work directly connected to Kellogg core themes.

Funding Amount and Criteria

Funding of up to $10,000 is available for musical and theatrical performances, exhibitions, and other artistic projects that satisfy the following criteria:

  • Project is led by Kellogg faculty fellow(s) with demonstrated expertise in the field;
  • Addresses international themes, with priority given to proposals that explicitly link to broad themes of democracy and/or human development;
  • Directly relates to and engages the Notre Dame community. On-campus activities are of primary interest but those elsewhere that engage the Notre Dame community (e.g., held at a University Global Gateway or in conjunction with a Shamrock Series home-away-from-home game) will also be considered.
  • Displays excellence in the field and potential to make a significant impact;
  • The Kellogg Institute is particularly interested in cosponsoring artistic projects with other units at the University, with the aim of bringing added value to projects with demonstrated commitment from other stakeholders.

Awards will be limited to one per Kellogg faculty fellow per year.

To Apply

Please please submit the following:

  • A clear description of the project and its objectives, including a brief abstract (150 words), with attention to above criteria
  • Specifics about the proposed activity (who? what? when? where? why?)
  • Abbreviated (2-3 page) CV(s) highlighting relevant work of project leader(s)
  • An itemized budget and budget justification, indicating both the full cost of the project and the amount requested from Kellogg
  • List of cosponsors and other sources of funding (committed or projected) for the part of the budget not covered by Kellogg. The proposal should indicate what other groups are being approached for funding and how much funding has already been secured. You are required to notify the Kellogg Institute of any funding received from another source; in some cases, e.g., if duplicate funding is received, the Institute may adjust the award.

Proposal Submission

Please submit your proposal electronically to: Sharon Schierling, Associate Director ( Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis and may be submitted at any time but well in advance of the proposed activity.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Associate Director Sharon Schierling (1-8524; to discuss your proposal prior to submitting it for committee review.

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