Funding Resources

  1. Office of Grants & Fellowships

  2. Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

  3. FUNding from Grad Life


Office of Grants & Fellowships

Looking for funding for your research or another project? The Office of Grants and Fellowships offers a diverse array of events: workshops, lecture-based information sessions, round table discussions, and one-on-one support for fellowships work. The office works with scholars across fields and can help you secure the funding you need for your research.


Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

Graduate Research Opportunity Program

The Graduate Research Opportunity Program (GROP) offers funding that enables graduate students to further their research, produce scholarship, and prepare for careers within the academy and beyond. GROP facilitates critical research related to dissertations and other major projects, enhancing graduate students’ development as independent researchers, published authors, artists, and future professionals.

Graduate Student Research Awards

GSRAs assist graduate students with expenses associated with conducting research or furthering artistic projects. Awards assist graduate students with expenses related to their research that their departments are unable to meet. Qualifying expenses include those associated with conducting research in the applicant’s field of study and/or doctoral dissertation. Currently, cannot be used to fund travel. 

Race and Ethnicity in America Grant

The Race and Ethnicity Grant supports student and faculty research and creative projects that focus on race and ethnicity in American history, culture, and/or contemporary society. This competition is open to students enrolled in Ph.D., DMA, and MFA programs as well as all regular faculty members with a primary appointment in the College of Arts and Letters. Eligible expenses include research and creative arts materials needed to directly support the completion of the project, editorial and transcription services, remote archive/library assistance, survey and computer programming support, and human subject payments.

Diana M. Sciola Grant Program

The Diana Sciola Grant Program funds students whose research or creative interests address the impact of Catholic traditions upon Italian artistic culture. To be considered for funding, the research must take place in Italy.  Currently, cannot be used to fund travel. 

The American Dream Grant Program

The American Dream Summer Grant Program promotes summer research by graduate students whose projects focus on some aspect of the American Dream. Currently, cannot be used to fund travel. 



GO Grants

GO stands for Get Out – as in, get out and do something fun. Get outside your routine and explore something new!

With the generous sponsorship of the Graduate School, GO Grants provide funding to Notre Dame graduate students and post-docs to participate in a wide variety of enriching and entertaining experiences.  From concerts to kayaking, GO Grants can make it more affordable to get out and enjoy all that South Bend and Notre Dame have to offer.

Grad Life Grants

Do you have an idea for an event to help create a flourishing and welcoming community here at Notre Dame? Then apply for a Grad Life Grant which is build to foster programming that helps enrich our students' graduate lives.