Summer Writing and Research Grants

Are you working on a research project in the history of philosophy (broadly construed)? Need some time for writing and/or research this summer, with the resources of a world-class library at your disposal? The History of Philosophy Forum at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for our “2024 Summer Writing and Research Grants” program.

Applications for this program are closed. The application window for Summer 2025 will open sometime in Fall 2024.

Call for Applications

Program Information

What: Successful applicants will receive free accommodation for one month in a furnished visiting faculty studio apartment, conveniently located next to the University of Notre Dame campus, as well as library access and a library workspace. Recipients are responsible for their own travel and any other expenses incurred.

Project criteria: Projects at any stage of development are welcome. Topic must be in the history of philosophy, which we construe expansively to include any historical tradition of reasoning via a wide range of methodologies, including religious intellectual traditions, intellectual history, history of political thought, history of philosophical approaches to the natural world, etc.

When: The opportunity window for a summer research stay is open from approximately May 15 to August 15, 2024. Research stays are for a one-month period (ideally starting on the 1st or 15th day of the month, but we may be able to provide some flexibility). The application form will ask you to specify which dates you prefer.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD and affiliation with an academic institution, either internationally or domestically. This program is not open to graduate students.

Deadline: March 15, 2024. Applicants will be notified of the decision within one month of the deadline.

Application Instructions

Please note that applicants are welcome to apply to both the "Summer Writing and Research Grants" and the "Small Grants for International Researchers" programs if they meet the relevant eligibility requirements. Applicants are, however, only eligible to receive one grant award per cycle. 

You will need the following information in order to complete the online form:

(1) Applicant Information

  • Your name and title
  • Your contact info
  • Your institutional affiliation
  • For applicants with fewer than 3 years elapsed since receipt of Ph.D.: Name, institutional affiliation, and email address of a reference whom we can contact for a letter of recommendation. Please verify with your reference in advance that he/she is willing to provide a letter. We will contact your reference directly to ask for a letter at the appropriate review stage.

(2) Project Information

  • Title and abstract of research project
  • 3 or more keywords to describe the project
  • Timeframe for stay

(3) Proposal (please compile into one PDF document and upload)

  • Description of project, including explanation of why this project would benefit from a research stay at Notre Dame (maximum 1 single-spaced page).  
  • Current CV

Application Form [Closed]

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