Funding for SLA Grant proposals is limited to essential travel, housing, program tuition, and HTH Worldwide Insurance. In cases where room and board are combined as a part of an all-inclusive program of study, meal costs may be included in the proposal budget.
  • Award Levels: Meritorious proposals will be funded according to demonstrated need via itemized budgets and availability of funds up to a maximum of $5,500. However, many awards will be for less than this maximum, and all budgeted costs should be justified and demonstrate modest estimations for spending.
  • Exceptional Awards: In some exceptional cases, funding may exceed this $5,500 threshold; however, such instances are exceedingly rare and should not be anticipated in the proposal development process.
  • Financial Need: While all proposals, and subsequent award decisions, are evaluated purely on the merits of their content and according to the SLA Grant rubric, funding levels for a minority of awards may receive a slight increase for students who have demonstrated federal financial need status.
  • Coordinated Awards: The CSLC coordinates with other institutional funding partners in order to ensure that no applicant receives summer language study awards from more than one program in excess of the $5,500 maximum (with some rare exceptions) and also to guarantee that all applicants receive appropriate funding from eligible programs even if they do not apply to them. Thus, students who apply for summer language funding through multiple campus institutes, centers, or grant programs will receive a single coordinated award up to a maximum of $5,500. The CSLC collaborates with the following partners to fund SLA Grants:
    • The Nanovic Institute for European Studies
    • The Kroc Institute for Peace Studies
    • The Kellogg Institute for International Studies
    • The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
    • The Liu Family Endowment for Excellence in Asian Studies
    • The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
    • The Notre Dame Graduate School
    • The Ravarino Italian Studies Award
    • The German Department Endowments for Excellence
    • The Office of International Studies
    • Mendoza College of Business
    • The College of Arts & Letters Advisory Council