Wine Family-Notre Dame Beijing Research Grant Program

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Through the generous support of University benefactors, Notre Dame Global is providing funding to build, sustain, and encourage academic and research collaboration (research projects, conferences, seminars, etc.) with universities in Beijing. Funding is allocated for proposals that involve research collaborations with universities in Beijing, China.

Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and projects will be offered administrative and logistical support through Notre Dame Beijing. While the funded research may be based at a university in Beijing, faculty are required to hold a seminar or workshop at the Beijing location (maximum seating 40) as part of their proposed academic cooperation or program.

This grant program supports the University’s broader strategy to promote academic cooperation in China by building upon existing partnerships and creating new opportunities for research and scholarly exchange.

Grant Awardees

Eligibility/Grant Requirements

Full-time regular members of the Notre Dame faculty, library faculty, and special professional faculty are eligible to apply.


Funding is available for a variety of collaborations, but preference will be given to those that promote ongoing relationships between Notre Dame and Beijing and will have a measurable impact both on the local academic community and in increasing Notre Dame’s engagement in the region. The types of collaborations might include but are not limited to the following:

  • Initiating collaborative research projects (travel, research costs, etc.)
  • Sponsoring a research workshop hosted at Notre Dame Beijing
  • Sponsoring educational ventures (e.g., faculty exchanges)
  • Notre Dame graduate research assistant and postdoctoral fellow stipends and benefits (graduate and undergraduate student assistants must be involved in the faculty fellow’s collaborative research and writing in ways that contribute to the student’s intellectual formation)

One grant, up to $10,000, will be awarded.

Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate other sources of funding or cost sharing which will complement the Wine Family-Notre Dame Beijing Research Grant Program funding. Other sources of funding may include funds dedicated to the proposed research collaboration by the international collaborators’ universities. Cost sharing must ensure that covered expenses are mutually exclusive. Awards will not support clerical or secretarial help.

Awards may support expenses incurred only at Notre Dame or by Notre Dame faculty and staff (e.g. hiring of research assistants employed by and working at Asian universities will generally not be funded through the Notre Dame grant program).

Application Guidelines

To request funding from the Wine Family-Notre Dame Beijing Research Grant Program, please submit a proposal written in clear, non-technical language to NDG's submissions manager. Each proposal must include the following items:

  • Proposal title, project director (PD) name, department/center/institute affiliation, phone, email, co-PD name(s) if appropriate.
  • Abstract of the proposed project (one paragraph)
  • Description of the proposed project (three-page maximum, single spaced), including:
    • The objective of the project
    • Background, previous work and/or motivation as appropriate
    • Project approach and methods
    • Anticipated outcomes, including how the project will promote collaboration between Notre Dame and institutions in Beijing, China.
    • Anticipated time schedule
  • Budget and budget justification: supply detailed budget identifying and explaining all anticipated expenditures
    • Fully justify any proposed travel
    • Description of other funds secured or applied for
  • Letter from department chair or dean stating that the department or college is supportive of the proposal and has approved its impact on staffing, resources, etc.
  • Letter from collaborator (located in China) indicating their willingness and ability to participate in the proposed collaborative initiative
  • Curriculum vitae: (2-page maximum, current) for each faculty member listed on the cover sheet as project director; if postdocs, graduate students and/or undergraduates are included in the project as collaborators, describe their qualifications

Criteria for evaluating proposals

A faculty-led review committee will use the following criteria to evaluate proposals:

  • Quality of the proposal, including its potential for new or sustainable collaboration between Notre Dame and China, on research, and/or on the education and training of students
  • Potential for academic publication
  • Reach: breadth and depth of impact of the proposed project
  • Consistency with Notre Dame strategic goals and mission
  • Budgetary appropriateness and cost-sharing with other universities

Follow-up Report

  • Successful applicants are required to submit a final report no later than one month after the end date of the award. The report should include:
    • A summary of the activities funded by the award and significant results achieved, including evidence that the project contributed to the collaboration between Notre Dame and China
    • Any publications or manuscripts resulting from the award
    • Make a brief oral presentation, on the outcome of the research and collaboration with the Asian university following the end of the grant period, at an event hosted by NDG
  • Submit brief updates (and pictures, if applicable) of any development related to the grant funding that is newsworthy (e.g. conference, launch of new program), including any relevant feedback from collaborators in China.
  • Reference Notre Dame Global, the Wine Family-Notre Dame Beijing Research Grant Program, and Notre Dame Beijing, as applicable, in any relevant publications


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

Geraldine Meehan
Director of Faculty Engagement

Notre Dame Global
Phone: 574 631-7742

For more information about NDG’s relationship with universities in China and the facilities and logistical support provided by Notre Dame Beijing, please contact:

Jonathan Noble
Assistant Provost for Internationalization

Notre Dame Global