Language study grants help students participate in programs through which they learn linguistic skills and are immersed in a culture that utilizes the language. Oftentimes these grants require a certain level of language proficiency beforehand, so they are ideal for continuing students' language education. Browse the list below to discover the centers and institutes that fund language study.
Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC)
The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures is dedicated to promoting language learning and cultural understanding. The CSLC supports Summer Language Abroad (SLA) grants for College of Arts and Letters students who have at least one year of college foreign language study (unless the grant is for a less common language).
The First Year of Studies (FYS)
As part of NDignite, The First Year of Studies funds both academic year and summer research and creative endeavors, internships, research apprenticeships, service learning, conference attendance and presentation, language study, and scholarly immersion/discernment to introduce first-year students to undergraduate research at Notre Dame.
The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies
The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies promotes Asian Studies and connections with Asia amongst students and faculty. As part of this effort, they provide winter break and summer funding for undergraduates to conduct research, internships, conference presentations, and language study in Asia or on Asian Studies. Preference for funding is given to students working toward an Asian Studies major or minor.
The Kellogg Institute for International Studies
The Kellogg Institute is an interdisciplinary center that supports research on democracy and human development, as well as other research themes important around the globe. As part of their Experiencing the World (ETW) fellowship program, first-years and sophomores can receive funding for summer research, research assistantships, internships, service learning, and language study. The program is intended to give first-years and sophomores the chance to engage in exploratory projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The center also provides funding specifically for the study of Quechua, the language of many indigenous groups in Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador.
The Nanovic Institute for European Studies
The Nanovic Institute is an interdisciplinary center that supports academic year and summer research, internships, research apprenticeships, service learning, conference attendance, and language study in Europe or about European Studies. Nanovic supports two special language study grants: The Pessoa Grant for Advanced Language Training in Portuguese and The Pushkin Grant for Advanced Language Training in Russian.
The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is committed to the study and understanding of Irish culture. To further that goal, they fund undergraduates for summer research, internships, conference presentation and attendance, and language study in Ireland. Students do not have to be Irish Studies minors or in Irish language or literature classes.
The Glynn Family Honors Program
The Glynn Family Honors Program provides talented undergraduates special classes and mentorship from distinguished faculty. They also provide their students with both academic year and summer funding for research, internships, research assistantships, service learning, conference presentations, and language study.