4 A&L faculty members awarded Notre Dame Research grants

Author: Joanne Fahey

Four professors in the College of Arts and Letters were among the 23 internal grant award-winners recently announced by Notre Dame Research. The grants were presented to faculty from three Colleges and Schools in two categories: Equipment Restoration and Renewal and Library Acquisition.

“Continuing to invest in the resources that make research happen — modern spectrometers, sample preparation technology, print archives, computer equipment, and more — is vital to maintaining and growing a vibrant research enterprise,” said Patricia L. Clark, associate vice president for research and Rev. John A. Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “Therefore, I am grateful that Notre Dame Research can again support our researchers and scholars, improving and advancing their work, through this year’s Equipment Restoration and Renewal and Library Acquisition programs.”

Professors in the College of Arts and Letters who won 2022 Library Acquisition grants are:

  • Michel Hockx, professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, for Foreign Office files for India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, 1947-1980. Hockx is awarded this grant with co-principal investigators (PI) Julia Kowalksi, Nikhil Menon, Mahan Mirza, and Ebrahim Moosa.
  • Timothy Matovina, professor in the Department of Theology, and Erika Hosselkus, Latin American curator in the Hesburgh Libraries, for the Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P. Papers. 
  • Jason Ruiz, associate professor and department chair in the Department of American Studies, and co-PI Jean McManus, Catholic Studies librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, to acquire materials documenting Native American and Catholic encounters, missions, and history in the Midwest, 1830s-1920s.

The faculty member who won a 2022 Equipment Restoration and Renewal grant is:

  • James Rudolph, assistant professor of industrial design in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, for advancing the cross-disciplinary user experience lab: equipment restoration and renewal for faculty and graduate level research in the Design Department. Rudolph is awarded this grant with co-PIs Clinton Carlson and Masters of Fine Arts student Nik Swift.

The Notre Dame Research Internal Grants Program aims to support faculty researchers and programs that advance the University’s research enterprise, scholarly output, and creative endeavor through a competitive funding process. To learn more about these grants and other funding opportunities, visit https://research.nd.edu/our-services/funding-opportunities/faculty/internal-grants-programs/.

Originally published by Joanne Fahey at research.nd.edu on May 11, 2022.