Collaborative Faculty Grants

Collaborative Faculty Grants promote innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research on issues closely aligned with the Kellogg Institute core research themes, democracy and human development. Collaborative projects might include the expansion of faculty members’ current projects or the instigation of new collaborative ventures.

The Institute seeks to support scholarly projects that have significant interdisciplinary and collaborative components and an ambitious mix of programmatic elements. Funded projects will transcend those eligible for Kellogg funding in the categories of individual faculty research, working group, or conference support.

By providing a strong financial incentive for fellows to undertake major research projects, especially collaborative and longer-term ones, the Institute hopes to foster more, and more significant, innovative research that will make major contributions to scholarship on its core themes.

Among other things, Kellogg especially seeks to support research that:


Project leaders must be Kellogg faculty fellows, although all participants in the collaborative project need not be.

Programmatic elements may include but are not limited to: working groups; workshops, roundtables, short-term visitors, and conferences; course buy-outs; team-taught seminars or courses; and graduate student assistance.


Project funding may typically run between $10,000 and $70,000 for one or two years.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek and priority is given to projects with financial support from other sources, both internal and external to Notre Dame.

Application Guidelines

Proposals should be no more than eight double-spaced pages (not including budget and CVs) and should include:

Award Criteria

Proposal Submission and Review

Please submit your proposal electronically to: Sharon Schierling, Associate Director (

Collaborative Grant proposals with budgets exceeding $20,000 will be evaluated by the Grants Committee AND the Faculty Committee. The Grants Committee may award up to $20,000. The Faculty Committee may consider additional funding for 0–2 projects in any year, contingent on budgetary resources.

Proposal submission deadlines for the 2014–15 academic year:

Mon, Sept 15, 2014
Mon, Nov 24, 2014
Mon, Feb 23, 2015
Mon, Apr 6, 2015

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Sharon Schierling (1-8524; to discuss your proposal prior to submitting it for review.