Notre Dame International awards six new Luksic grants

Author: NDI-News

Six Notre Dame faculty from five different schools/colleges have recently been awarded Luksic Collaboration grants:

  • Joseph Bauer (Law School): Collaboration with Pontifical Catholic University on Antitrust (Competition) Law
  • Wyatt Brooks (Economics): Andronico Luksic Conference on Economic Analysis
  • Kenneth Cecire and Mitchell Wayne (Physics): Masterclass Institutes Collaborating in the Americas (MICA)
  • Zhi Da (Finance): The Economics of Chilean Pension System
  • Felipe Fernandez-Armesto (History): A Proposal for Collaboration in History
  • Vijay Gupta and Yih-Fang Huang (Electrical Engineering): Commercial Charging Stations for Plug-in Electric Vehicles: Scheduling Algorithms and Pricing Mechanisms

Six other faculty members were awarded Luksic Collaboration grants in Fall 2013 (view a complete list of awarded projects).


Supported by a gift from Chilean benefactor Andrónico Luksic to Notre Dame, Luksic grants enable faculty, PhD students, and representatives from Notre Dame to work, study and collaborate with their peers at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC) in Santiago.  The objective of the funding is to encourage the Notre Dame community to find new ways to engage with colleagues from PUC (on research, exchanges, conferences, etc.) and in particular to increase the number of Notre Dame faculty and staff going to Santiago. 

Notre Dame faculty and staff may apply for grants of up to $10,000 – the next proposal deadline is March 17, 2014.  Please consult the Request for Proposals for more information and submission guidelines.

The Luksic Grants program was established, with the collaboration of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, through a formal agreement of cooperation signed between the University of Notre Dame and PUC on April 29th, 2013.