Award & Grant Opportunities

Jackson Wrede, BFA student and Richard Gray, chair

Graduate and undergraduate students may apply for numerous funding opportunities to support their coursework, special projects, and career advancement. Below is a partial list of funding sources and support services on campus to help fund research projects, summer internships, and professional development.

Undergraduate

Arts and Letters Summer Internship Program Grants

The College and the Career Center developed the Arts and Letters Summer Internship Program (ALSIP) support students as they pursue opportunities across the country and around the world. Open to rising sophomores and juniors in the College, ALSIP provides stipends to defray travel and living expenses that might otherwise make an internship cost prohibitive.

Center for Languages and Cultures Summer Language Abroad (SLA)

The SLA Grant program was created in 2009 to help students attain advanced levels of foreign language proficiency. Through the SLA program, students are able to gain both functional linguistic skills as well as access to the intellectual capital of cross-cultural exchange and cross-linguistic study during their academic careers.

Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement 

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) promotes the intellectual development of our undergraduates through scholarly engagement, research, creative endeavors, and the pursuit of fellowships.

Gero Travel Grant

The Gero grant supports travel and related expenses for a research paper, senior thesis, or capstone studio project in pursuit of a B.A. or B.F.A. degree in studio art or art history. All proposals for travel must be approved and sponsored by a faculty advisor. Travel may occur during the academic year or during the summer and may be in conjunction with a study abroad experience, or an independently planned research trip. A limited number of awards range from $3,000-$6,000 dollars. For spring submission only. Click for detailed instructions on how to apply.

Glynn Family Honors Program Grants & Fellowship

The Glynn Family Honors Program strives to provide summer research grants to all Honors Program students who submit a meaningful research proposal.

Institute for Scholarship in Liberal Arts

ISLA offers an abundance of information including internal and external funding, grants, and scholarships. 

Kellogg/Kroc Undergraduate Research Grants

The Kellogg and Kroc Institutes offer Research Grants for undergraduate students at Notre Dame during the summer. The grants are intended for juniors whose interests include a clear international dimension related to the Kellogg Institute's themes or the themes of the Kroc Institute. Grants up to $5,000 each (in exceptional, justifiable cases, the Kellogg Institute may increase this amount,) will be awarded for research abroad or, if demonstrably appropriate, in the United States. 

Liu Institute Research Grants

The Liu Institute is pleased to offer funding to both undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing Asia-related research or participating in general (non-language) study abroad programs to Asia.

Nanovic Institute for European Studies Research Grants

  • Research Grants–The institute supports independent student research in European Studies which requires travel to Europe for archival and/or field research and has recently launched new grant research priorities. Students considering applying for grants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with this new initiative. 
     
  • Internship & Service Grants–The institute supports student summer internships and service opportunities in a variety of fields in Europe’s most international cities and revealing locales including: Brussels, Paris, Le Mans, Milan, Rome, Parma, Geneva, Lausanne, Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, and Krakow.

Pulte Institute Student Fellowship

The Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship program is designed to train rising social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs at Notre Dame through experiential learning on the front lines of development work across the globe. Fellows travel to developing countries, where they work alongside one of Pulte's leading public or private partners doing hands-on work on critical, strategic issues related to social entrepreneurship.

The Riley Prize in Art History & Criticism

Current Notre Dame undergraduate students are invited to submit essays on any topic on the history of art or art criticism for consideration in the competition. Essays must deal with the visual arts. They may have been written in conjunction with a course taken at the University, but need not have been. For spring submission only. Click to view the rules governing the competition.

Wrappe Family Summer Internship Grant

The Wrappe Family Grant supports summer internships of rising AAHD senior majors (current AAHD junior majors) who will be partaking in a summer internship. This grant is intended to offset the costs associated with accepting internships; applicants can receive up to $5,000 dollars. For spring submission only. Click for detailed instructions on how to apply.

1st Gallery Annual Art & Design Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to help a student become successful in a career focused on one aspect of art or design. Applicants will be able to submit their entry along with a design, drawing, film, artwork, short story, poem or literally any type of art they are most proud of. The winner will be selected by the end of June and the winner will receive $1,000 towards higher education. 


Graduate

Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Engagement with the welcoming Kellogg community, coupled with a variety of research support, makes all the difference to the doctoral students affiliated with the Institute. Drawn to work with renowned Notre Dame faculty, they become an integral part of the Institute’s intellectual life.

Liu Institute Research Grants

The Liu Institute is pleased to offer funding to both undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing Asia-related research or participating in general (non-language) study abroad programs to Asia.

Pulte Institute Student Fellowship

The Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship program is designed to train rising social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs at Notre Dame through experiential learning on the front lines of development work across the globe. Fellows travel to developing countries, where they work alongside one of Pulte's leading public or private partners doing hands-on work on critical, strategic issues related to social entrepreneurship.

Nanovic Institute for European Studies

The Institute supports graduate education through a range of grant programs, fellowships, and conference funding. 

Graduate students, like all applicants, should play from their own particular strengths and interests by proposing projects that lie squarely within their area of study and growing expertise. All areas that engage Europe and European Studies are welcome and will be given full consideration. Medieval theology, classics (when explicitly related to Europe), early modern philosophy, etc. are all--just to give a few examples--fully eligible for consideration. Having said that, the Nanovic's mission has with its move to the Keough School of Global Affairs expanded to include a focus on contemporary Europe. 


AAHD Undergraduate Student Awards and Prizes

  • Emil Jacques Medals for Work in the Fine Art
    This is the oldest and most prestigious award given by our department.  It is given in memory of one of our earliest faculty members. The criteria for this award include artistic excellence and making a positive contribution to the spirit of community within the department.

  • Radwan and Allan Riley Prize in Studio Art
    This award is made possible through the generosity of the Riley family through an endowment.  The award is given annually to a senior for excellence in his/her prospective field.

  • Radwan and Allan Riley Prize in Design
    This award is made possible through the generosity of the Riley family through an endowment.  The award is given annually to a senior design major for excellence in his/her prospective field.

  • Radwan and Allan Riley Prize in Art History and Criticism
    This award is made possible through the generosity of the Riley family through an endowment.

  • Eugene M. Riley Prize in Photography
    This prize is granted through an endowment funded by the Riley family as a memorial to Gene Riley.  The generosity of Gene and his brothers Allan and William made possible the Edna and Leo Riley Hall of Art and Design.

  • Judith A. Wrappe Memorial Award
    This award is funded through the University by the Wrappe family in memory of their daughter Judith Wrappe, a 1988 Notre Dame graduate.

  • Mabel L. Mountain Memorial Art Award
    This honor is awarded by a faculty committee for the best of show at the Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition.  This award was established in 1987 by John Mountain with his two sons, Richard and David Mountain, in memory of their mother, Mabel L. Mountain. Richard was a student at Notre Dame from 1983 to 1987 (aerospace engineering, aerospace and mechanical engineering).

  • Father Lauck Award
    This honor is awarded by a faculty committee for the best of show at the Bachelor of Arts exhibition.  The award is named in honor of a Holy Cross priest who was a professor or art, chair of the art department, and long-time director of the university museum.  Fr. Lauck died at the age of 92, leaving a long legacy of achievements at the university and in the art world.

  • William and Connie Greif Art Award
    BFA students who pass the November presentation receive the Greif Award. This award is given to underwrite the material costs for BFA thesis projects (related to the cost of materials and/or supplies needed to execute projects and methods of display). An award letter is sent out upon successful completion of the presentation detailing the specifics.

Graduate Student Awards and Prizes

  • Radwan and Allan Riley Prize in Studio Art
    This award is made possible through the generosity of the Riley family through an endowment.  The award is given annually to an MFA third-year student for excellence in his/her prospective field.

  • The Walter Beardsley Award
    Walter Beardsley was head of Miles Laboratories, Elkhart, manufacturer of such well-known products as Alka-Seltzer, Flintstone Vitamins, and Bactine. Beardsley gave the Snite Museum Modern artworks such as the Georgia O’Keeffe painting that is on view within the Walter R. Beardsley Gallery. He also provided the Snite Museum with an endowment, which, among other activities, funds the Beardsley Award.