Notre Dame International announces Luksburg Foundation Grant for faculty collaborations in Chile

The Luksburg Foundation will contribute $100,000 a year for each of the next five years to support an exchange program through which faculty, Ph.D. students, and representatives from Notre Dame can travel to Chile to work, study, and collaborate with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). The priority will be on promoting faculty exchange and collaborative research work between Notre Dame and PUC.

“The continuation of this successful faculty grant program will enable the University to deepen its engagement with the Pontifical University of Chile and enhance Notre Dame’s presence in the region through the Santiago Global Center,” said Warren von Eschenbach, associate vice president and assistant provost for internationalization. “We are grateful to the Kellogg Institute and the Keough School for Global Affairs for their contributions to this special relationship and look forward to working with them to continue the program’s success.”

Notre Dame and PUC have a strong and historic commitment to promoting excellence in teaching and research in higher education, their Catholic missions, and internationalization. Notre Dame and PUC are considered among the leading Catholic research centers in higher education in the world.

Since 2013, Notre Dame and PUC have worked together through the Andrónico Luksic Grants program to support faculty exchange and collaborative research (view previous projects here). The resulting increase in scholarly and academic interaction between Notre Dame and PUC has contributed in substantial ways to the creation of new knowledge. This work has been highly beneficial for both institutions, and for their respective communities and countries. The Luksburg Foundation grant continues this collaborative relationship.

“This is an enormously exciting opportunity to continue to expand the deep relationship and partnership between University Notre Dame and the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago across a broad range of disciplines,” said Steve Reifenberg, executive director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. “Notre Dame has long had a special relationship with Chile, and these new investments and opportunities will take that relationship to a whole new level over the next five years.”

This grant is managed by Notre Dame International. Notre Dame faculty and Ph.D. students wishing to submit a proposal to the Luksburg Foundation Grant can find more information here. The application deadline is May 1, 2017.

Originally published by Joya Helmuth at on March 30, 2017.