The Medieval Institute, in collaboration with the Center for Italian Studies and Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway, invites Fellows of the MI to submit proposals for three planning grants of up to $20k per award to support collaborative research in Rome.

The awards are designed to foster the development of research networks which engage Notre Dame faculty (and potentially also graduate students) with researchers working in Italy, and especially in national, international and pontifical academies, universities, libraries, museums, and archives based in Rome.

Awards are available to support the organization of scholarly research outputs in the form of ongoing collaborations between Notre Dame and local Roman institutions, including of conferences, seminars, and research publications in any field of Medieval studies.

It is expected that these seed grants will lead to research publications and/or further funding proposals designed to foster the continued research activity of collaborative research networks based in Rome in view of increasing Notre Dame’s institutional presence in the city as an international center for Medieval Studies, broadly conceived.

Meetings in Rome might involve as few as three or as many as 10 to 15 researchers (including local scholars based in Rome and graduate students) to take place any time during the next three academic years.

A simple proposal of not more than 500 words, including details about research partners both institutional and individuals, and a simple budget are all that is required. Applications are accepted until March 15, 2023. Three grants will be awarded.

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