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 international travel by groups of students 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.

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

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.

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 considered for most travel-related expenses and a variety of project costs with justified relevance and importance to the project.  

These grants are intended to fund group costs, which may include the instructor's travel expenses (airfare, lodging, and per diem*), in-country ground transportation for the group, group meals, expenses related to group projects abroad, etc.   They are not intended to fund individual students' travel expenses, participant costs, tuition, etc.  

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

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.

In all cases, final determination of the amount awarded and approved budget  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 submitted by the Notre Dame faculty or staff member who will serve as the course leader or university representative on the trip, not by a student group.

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

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

Submission deadlines for the 2019–20 academic year:

  • Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Monday, April 6, 2020

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.

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