Category: Opportunities

Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism Grant Applications Due December 31, 2019

The Cushwa Center administers four grant programs and one research award to support scholarly research in a variety of subject areas. The next application deadline for all five programs is December 31, 2019.


Research Travel Grants

Research Travel Grants assist scholars who wish to visit the University Archives or other collections at the Hesburgh Libraries at Notre Dame for research relating to the study of Catholics in America.

Peter R. D’Agostino Research Travel Grants

Offered in conjunction with Italian Studies at Notre Dame and designed to facilitate the study of the American past from an international perspective, these grants support research in Roman archives for a significant publication project on U.S. Catholic history.

Mother Theodore Guerin Research Travel Grants

The Cushwa Center recently launched this program supporting scholars whose research projects seek to feature Catholic women more prominently in modern history. Grants are made to scholars seeking to visit any repository in or outside the United States, or traveling to conduct oral history interviews, especially of women religious.

Theodore M. Hesburgh Research Travel Grants

The Cushwa Center established the Theodore M. Hesburgh Research Travel Grant Program to support research projects in any academic discipline that consider and incorporate the work of Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., former president of the University of Notre Dame.

Hibernian Research Awards

The Cushwa Center administers Hibernian Research Awards supported by an endowment from the Ancient Order of Hibernians, providing travel funds for the scholarly study of Irish and Irish American history.

For more information see: https://cushwa.nd.edu/grant-opportunities/

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FTE’s Doctoral Fellowship Applications are Open

FTE’s 2020 Doctoral Fellowship applications are available now. If you want to help create conditions for students and scholars of color to thrive, we encourage you to share this opportunity.

In addition to receiving financial assistance, FTE Doctoral Fellows will join a longstanding community of theological educators and scholars to help sustain them on their vocational journey.

FTE offers the Fellowship for Doctoral Students of African Descent and the Fellowship for Latino/a, Asian and First Nations Doctoral Students. FTE will only review applications that meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be studying at an accredited academic institution in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Applicants must be finished with coursework by the beginning of the fellowship year (September 1, 2020).
  • Applicants at the dissertation stage must be in a position to write full-time during the fellowship year.
  • All pre-dissertation applicants must be past the coursework stage but have not yet reached candidacy [ABD].
  • To be classified at the dissertation stage [ABD], applicant’s dissertation committee must have approved the dissertation research proposal and writing plan and given the student full approval to proceed before submission of an application.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Students enrolled in or applying to Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) programs are not eligible for this opportunity.

All interested applicants should read the general instructions for the fellowship before beginning the application process.

All online applications are due February 1, 2020.

Questions? Contact Program Manager Elsie Barnhart.

Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy will offer a one year doctoral dissertation fellowship of $25,000 for the academic year 2020-2021.

This doctoral dissertation fellowship will be given to a graduate student whose research engages and intersects issues within religion and philanthropy or faith and giving. The fellowship is intended to support the final year of dissertation writing.

The fellowship award will be paid in three installments: $11,000 at the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year; $11,000 at the mid-point of the 2020-2021 academic year; $3,000 upon the successful completion of the dissertation.

Application Information

The application is now available for the 2020-2021 Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Applications, along with all requested documents, are due by January 15, 2020. For more information see the following link:

https://philanthropy.iupui.edu/institutes/lake-institute/grants-scholarships/dissertation-application.html

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Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation – Applications Open

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation has opened its 2020 competition for several fellowships that support either dissertation completion or junior faculty progress toward tenure. Recipients not only receive support for their work, but also join a 75-year-old network of some 27,000 Woodrow Wilson Fellows—a select group with an impressive collective record of scholarship, teaching, service, and public influence. Thank you for your consideration; we look forward to hearing from any excellent candidates whom you might help us to identify.

For doctoral candidates completing dissertations:

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships 
Designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in fields across the humanities and social sciences, the 2020 Newcombe Fellowships are available to Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who expect to complete their dissertation between April and August 2021. Download the program flyer hereThe competition deadline is November 15, 2019. Questions may be directed to hogans@woodrow.org.

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies encourage research about women and gender that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Recent Fellows have explored such topics as reproduction in the context of chronic disease, algorithmic detection of child abuse images, and changing feminist visions at the UN from 1975 to 1995. Download the program flyer hereThe competition deadline is October 15, 2019. Questions may be directed to hogans@woodrow.org.

For junior faculty:

The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award supports tenure-track junior faculty as they work toward achieving tenure. Applicants must successfully pass their third-year review no later than January 31, 2020. The program is open to faculty in any field of the humanities or social sciences; preference will be given to those working on 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphases including African American issues, women’s issues, and/or higher education. Download the program flyer hereThe competition deadline is December 2, 2019. Questions may be directed to facultyleaders@woodrow.org

Louisville Institute Now Accepting 2020 Grant & Fellowship Applications

Are you or someone you know interested in applying for a 2020 Louisville Institute grant or fellowship? Application guides and information are now available at www.louisville-institute.org

2020 Application Deadlines

All applications are due by 11:59pm EST on the application deadline. 

Apply Today!