Purpose: The Undergraduate Summer Travel & Research Grant supports undergraduate research projects in European studies that assist undergraduates in the development or completion of a thesis essay or paper. The grant funds research trips conducted during the summer break so that students can access sources of information unavailable to them at Notre Dame. This could include visits to archives and special library collections, the implementation of survey and other data collection, or strategic interviews with European scholars.
Deadline(s): February 25, 2013
Maximum Award: $4500. Funds are typically paid as a one-time sum.
Number of Awards: Multiple. The exact number of grants awarded will vary depending on the number of applications received, their merit and the amount of available funds. The best application in any given academic year will be awarded a special named grant, The R. Stephen and Ruth Barrett Family Grant for Best Undergraduate Travel & Research Proposal. Strong applications will be awarded a named grant, The R. Stephen and Ruth Barrett Family Grant or The Snider Family Endowment for Excellence in European Studies. Strong applications for projects focusing on Russia, Eastern Europe, or East-Central Europe will also be awarded a named grant,The Katie Murphy McMahon Grant for Russian and East-Central European Studies or The Dr. Charles C. Price Memorial Fund for East-Central European Studies.
Eligibility:Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame and be returning for the next academic year. Students graduating at the end of the current academic year may not apply. Eligible projects will have a clear bearing on the applicant’s academic endeavors.
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