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Asia Guest Scholar/Artist Partnership Program


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Notre Dame Global is pleased to announce the Asia Guest Scholar/Artist Partnership Program. The goal of this program is to partner with on-campus centers/institutes/departments in bringing to Notre Dame guest scholars and artists from Asia with outstanding reputations in their field. During the visit, the guest scholar/artist would pursue their own research/art and discuss future collaborations, while engaging in the intellectual/artistic life and community at Notre Dame.

Applications can be made for a semester or part thereof, with a minimum stay of 2 weeks. Applications are accepted for the spring semester and summer period only. A faculty member must agree submit an application from the hosting unit/center/department, including supporting documentation from the guest scholar/artist. That faculty member must also be willing to facilitate engagement on campus and the hosting unit/center/department must be willing to facilitate logistics.

The Asia Guest Scholar/Artist will be expected to, at a minimum, give a talk to faculty/graduate students in the hosting unit regarding their research/creative work and depending on the length of stay, more engagement is welcomed. The application should include details of that planned engagement. If the guest scholar/artist is coming from the locale of a Notre Dame global location, details of engagement, on their return, with the University through that location is requested.

*All international guest scholars/artists will need an immigration status to enter the U.S. The hosting unit will be responsible for engaging International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) in the process of determining the appropriate visa status and securing any necessary documentation.


Full-time regular members of the Notre Dame faculty, library faculty, and special professional faculty are eligible to apply as hosts from a center/institute/department/library.


Funding is provided up to $10,000 for a semester based on matched cost sharing and on an expenses-only basis.

Eligible Expenses
  • Visa Costs (if applicable)*
  • Travel to Notre Dame from guest scholar's/artist's home base (return)
  • Accommodation (limited to no more than the State department per diem rate per night)
  • Some assistance with meals may be offered
  • Local transportation
Ineligible Expanses
  • Additional travel expenses, beyond that of getting to ND from home institution and local transportation when at Notre Dame.
  • Per Diem reimbursement
  • Salary, stipend or honorarium

Application Guidelines

Applications can be made for a semester or part thereof with a minimum stay of 2 weeks.

Applications should include:

  • A statement from the Notre Dame faculty applicant indicating their interest and that of their institute/center/department in hosting this specific scholar/artist from Asia. It should describe the value of the scholar’s research/artist’s creative work to Notre Dame including the contribution that the visit will make to their unit/center/department and the University
  • Anticipated dates for the visit and anticipated length of stay
  • A letter from the potential guest scholar/artist from Asia addressing their interest in visiting Notre Dame and specifying their preferred length of stay and how they will engage with the hosting unit during their stay. The letter should include a statement about their research/artistic interests and a plan with expected goals to be achieved and possible collaborations.
  • Curriculum vitae of the guest scholar/artist from Asia under consideration
  • Budget
  • A letter from the Director/Chair of on-campus hosting unit with a guarantee of matched cost-sharing

Sample Application

Follow-up Report

Guest scholars/artists and their hosts will be required to submit a report no later than one month after the end date of the visit. The report should include a summary of the activities funded by the award and significant results achieved, including plans for any continued collaboration or indications that the project contributed to the strengthening scholarly relationships between Notre Dame and Asia.


For more information about NDG’s faculty engagement and research programs, please contact:

Geraldine Meehan
Director, Faculty Engagement

Notre Dame Global
Phone: +1 574 631-7742

For more information about NDG’s relationship with universities in Asia and the facilities and logistical support provided by Notre Dame Beijing, Notre Dame Hong Kong, and Notre Dame Mumbai, please contact their respective directors.

Jingyu Wang
Director, Notre Dame Beijing

Catherine Leung
Director, Notre Dame Hong Kong

Dhiraj Mehra
Director, Notre Dame Mumbai