Faculty Resources

The Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) provides funding to help Notre Dame faculty and visiting fellows advance their research on major issues of international security.

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Leave enhancement support grants

NDISC is pleased to invite applications for leave enhancement support grants for faculty in the College of Arts and Letters who are eligible for a semester of university-supported research leave and would like to extend that to two semesters under the College’s external grant policy 1.6.2.

With the generous support of the Charles Koch Foundation and the Menard Family Foundation, NDISC can meet salary targets to support a full year of research by a regular faculty member working in the area of grand strategy, broadly defined. Grand strategy refers to some aspect of where, when, and how states (as well as armed groups) consider using military force among other instruments of statecraft to achieve foreign policy goals.

Applications are due in October. To apply, email Michael Desch, the Brian and Jeannelle Brady Director of NDISC. Include a 250-word project abstract, your CV, and a project budget that includes any other grants and fellowships applied for.

Research support grants

Faculty may also apply for grants to fund:

  • Research travel
  • Research assistance
  • Other research expenses

Please direct questions and requests for these other grants to NDISC Director Michael Desch.


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