The Cushwa Center’s Research Travel Grants foster research in the University Archives and the Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame. Grants to help defray travel and lodging costs are made to scholars of any academic discipline who are engaged in projects that require substantial use of the collections of the Hesburgh Libraries and/or the University Archives. Applicants should make clear how their projects relate to the study of Catholics in America. Past grant recipients may apply for funding for new research projects after five years.


Research Travel Grants are made in amounts up to $2,000.00.


The Archives collects and maintains records, papers, photographs, printed material, and audio-visual material that document the life of the Catholic Church and its people in the American context, and is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost archival repositories for the study of American Catholicism. Major subject areas covered include Catholic press and publishing, Catholic higher education, Catholic social action, laity, clergy, religious orders, charismatic renewal, and the liturgical movement.

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