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Projects in the Arts

The Institute offers Kellogg faculty fellows funding for artistic projects, such as performances and exhibitions, that engage the Notre Dame community in international themes related to Kellogg priorities.

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 work. The Institute makes funding available to 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.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. 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.

Please use the tabs below to find information on Kellogg projects in the arts grants.


You can sign in to the online application system by clicking on "Sign in with Google" and use your Notre Dame credentials

Submission deadlines for the 2023–24 academic year:

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Tuesday, April 23, 2024


The complete application will require:

  • Abrief abstract (150 words)
  • A description of the project that clearly identifies:
    - the objectives of the project;
    - the international focus or dimension;
    - its relation to the thematic priorities of the Kellogg Institute;
    - the target audience and engagement of the Notre Dame community
    - specifics about the proposed activity (who? what? when? where? why?) 
  • An abbreviated (2-3 page) CV(s) highlighting relevant work of project leader(s)
  • 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 your budget at a high level; it does not need to be extensive nor detail proposed expenditures line by line as your budget does that.  The goal of the justification, which can be brief, is to allow you to explain in a narrative the rationale for the requested funds, why the requested amounts (e.g., number of trips, length of stay, etc) is necessary for the completion of your research, and how you calculated the amounts requested in order to demonstrate to the committee that the amounts requested are reasonable and not made up.


Budget Template

Allowable Expenses

Proposals will be accepted for most expenses related to performances, exhibitions, and other artistic projects.

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

  • GUEST TRAVEL -  Includes airfare, ground transportation, lodging and meals.
  • PUBLICITY- Includes ad space, poster design, and printing.
  • FEES - Includes venue rental and performance group fees.

Funding Amount

Kellogg makes grants of up to $10,000 for projects in the arts organized by its faculty fellows. 

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.

An interdisciplinary committee of Kellogg faculty fellows reviews projects in the arts grant proposals. Accordingly, applicants should make sure that the significance of the project is 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
  • Significance and potential for impact of the project to applicant’s field
  • Engagement of the Kellogg and broader Notre Dame community
  • Overall quality of the proposal including presentation (e.g., spelling, grammar, and accurate budgeting)

Budgetary appropriateness (i.e., the requested expenses are justified as necessary to the actualization of the event).

Kellogg faculty fellows are eligible for projects in the arts grants. The project must be led by Kellogg faculty fellows with demonstrated expertise in the field. The proposed activity must have a clear international dimension and must directly relate to and engage the Notre Dame community. Priority is given to proposals that explicitly link to broad themes of democracy and/or human development.