Intramural Grants

Intramural grants are open to Notre Dame faculty or staff members, student groups, or units within the ND community.  These grants support educational activities pertaining to international studies in the broader University community.  Preference is given to proposals that relate specifically to Kellogg Institute research themes of democracy and human development and those that involve Kellogg faculty fellows or student affiliates.


Kellogg Intramural Grants primarily fund educational activities of a group nature. Requests to support student activities must make explicit the connection between the proposed activity and academic work or educational goals. Proposals by student groups must have a faculty or staff sponsor.

Grants are restricted to the University of Notre Dame academic community and are intended primarily (though not exclusively) for on-campus activities and events.The grants are intended to support projects of an institutional or group nature rather than an individual's project or research.

Projects must be within the field of international studies or have a clear international dimension.  Preference is given to proposals that relate specifically to Kellogg Institute research themes of democracy and human development and those that involve Kellogg faculty fellows or student affiliates.  Proposals must clearly indicate the international dimension of the project and specify any relationship to Kellogg themes.

The Institute generally prefers to give grants to other units or groups within the University as seed money for start-up expenses. It will not usually fund an ongoing project for multiple years. Continual funding will normally be reserved for programs in which Kellogg is directly involved.

Application Guidelines

—To apply for conference or workshop cosponsorship, follow the Proposal Guidelines for Conferences and Workshops. The Institute will provide a maximum of $5,000 to support research conferences organized by Notre Dame faculty members who are not Institute fellows.

—To apply for funding of activities other than conferences or workshops, submit a proposal which includes:

  • A clear description of the project and its objectives
  • Specifics about the proposed activity (who? what? when? where? why?)
  • An itemized budget and budget justification (The budget should show both the full cost of the project and the amount requested from Kellogg, and should indicate whether Kellogg support is being requested for specific line items. Intramural grants will typically not exceed $5,000)
  • Likely sources of funding 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, Managing Director (sschierl@nd.edu).

Proposals for event cosponsorship up to $1,000 may be submitted at any time and will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Proposals for funding greater than $1,000 will be evaluated four times per academic year by a faculty Grants Committee.

Proposal submission deadlines for the 2017-18 academic year follow:

Mon, Oct 2, 2017
Mon, Dec 4, 2017
Mon, Feb 12, 2018
Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Prior to submitting a proposal, applicants are encouraged to contact the Institute to discuss the proposed activity.  Managing Director Sharon Schierling (1-8524; sschierl@nd.edu) serves as the primary contact and can direct inquiries to other staff members who can provide additional assistance.


Intramural Grant Recipients


Upcoming Events


April 26 to April 28
1968 in Europe and Latin America Conference
April 26
Public Lecture: 1968: A Long Time Coming


April 27
Conflict Prevention Agencies and Civil Society Organizations in Puno and Cajamarca
Working Groups, Comparative Politics Workshop
Omar Coronel Cuadros


April 28
Public Lecture: "1968: Reform or Revolution"
Ignacio Walker


Upcoming Deadlines

No Deadlines In The Near Future