GRANTS FOR NOTRE DAME FACULTY

International Educational Opportunities

The Institute offers funding for faculty-led international travel by students in connection with for-credit course offerings or other well-defined educational opportunities.

The Kellogg Institute is committed to providing exceptional educational opportunities to Notre Dame students.  Kellogg offers limited funding for student international travel for faculty-led substantive international immersion experiences in connection with for-credit course offerings or other well-defined educational opportunities. The Institute typically will not fund an ongoing project for multiple years. Continual funding will normally be reserved for programs in which Kellogg is directly involved.

Eligibility

Kellogg grants for international educational opportunities are restricted to the University of Notre Dame academic community: Notre Dame faculty or staff members, student groups, or units within the ND community. A Notre Dame faculty or staff member must serve as a course leader or supervisor to the student group, and must accompany the students throughout the field experience.

The proposed activity must be within the field of international studies, or have a clear international dimension, and must relate to one of the Institute's thematic areas of democracy and/or human development. Proposals must clearly indicate the international educational goals of the activity and the relationship to Kellogg themes.

Field trips must offer a substantive international immersion experience consistent with the goals of a course or defined educational activity. Requests to support non-credit activities must make explicit the connection between the proposed activity and academic work or educational goals. Requests to fund service or cultural trips without clearly defined academic objectives will not be considered.

The proposed travel cannot infringe on regularly scheduled class time.

Please use the tabs below to find information on Kellogg grants for international educational opportunities.

An interdisciplinary committee of Kellogg faculty fellows reviews grant proposals for Kellogg international educational opportunities. Accordingly, applicants should make sure that the importance and originality of the project are clear to someone outside the applicant’s discipline.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Relation to Kellogg core research theme(s) of democracy and/or human development
  • Connection to academic work or educational goals and integration of the experience into the students’ academic program
  • Overall quality of the proposal including its potential for innovation, as well as professional presentation (e.g., spelling, grammar, and accurate budgeting)
  • Budgetary appropriateness (i.e., the requested expenses are justified as necessary to the completion of the research)

Allowable Expenses

Proposals will be accepted for most travel-related expenses with justified relevance and importance to the project.

Funding is available for a variety of project costs, including but not limited to the following:

  • TRAVEL -  Includes airfare, ground transportation, lodging, and per diem.  
  • PARTICIPANT SUPPORT - Includes insurance and visas.

Funding Amount

Grants will typically not exceed $5,000. The Institute will not usually fund an ongoing project for multiple years. Continual funding will normally be reserved for programs in which Kellogg is directly involved.

Please note that the Kellogg Institute will support per diems for student meals and incidental expenses up to a maximum of 50% of the rates available on the State Department website at www.GSA.gov.

In all cases, final determination of the amount awarded is at the discretion of the grants committee and will depend on their assessment of the specified needs in the proposal, budget, and justification.

Applicants must notify the Kellogg Institute of any funding received from another source; the Institute may adjust the award accordingly. No duplicate funding (that is, funding for the same purpose) is allowed.

NEW in 2018: All applicants must use the online portal for proposal submission and complete all requirements listed therein.  

Proposals must be received at least 60 days in advance of proposed travel.

Proposals are evaluated three times per academic year by a faculty grants committee.

Submission deadlines for the 2018–19 academic year:

  • Monday, September 24, 2018
  • Monday, January 28, 2019
  • Monday, April 8, 2019

Applicants are encouraged to contact Managing Director Sharon Schierling (1-8524; sschierl@nd.edu) to discuss proposals prior to submitting for committee review.

The complete application will require:

  • A brief abstract (150 words)
  • A full description of the project which clearly identifies:
    - the international focus or dimension;
    - its relation to the thematic priorities of the Kellogg Institute;
    - academic work or educational goals and objectives;
    - the for-credit course the activity is related to (if applicable)
    - specifics about the proposed activity (who? what? when? where? why?) including a plan for orientation to prepare students prior to travel and for reentry follow-up to encourage academic reflection on the experience and/or integration of the experience into the students’ academic program(s)
  • Abbreviated CV (2 page maximum) or brief bio of the faculty or staff member teaching the course or leading the international educational activity
  • Documentation (e.g., letter, email, etc.) indicating the faculty/staff sponsor has reviewed and approved the application
  • A list of other sources from which the applicant is or will be requesting funding
  • A detailed line-item budget (see budget template below)
  • A narrative budget justification that provides an explanation of the need for each line item in the budget and indicate whether Kellogg support is being requested for specific line items

NEW in 2018: All applicants must use the online portal for proposal submission and complete all requirements listed therein.

To view a tutorial on the online portal, please click below.

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