Conference Grants

2019 Fall Conference Wilson Stillman


A Sorin Fellows Program Conference Grant supports undergraduate and graduate Sorin Fellows who seek to participate in or present a paper at a domestic or international conference or seminar. Graduate students may also apply for a Conference Grant to support their participation in professional development opportunities not immediately considered a "conference" or "seminar."


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. For priority funding consideration for projects during academic break periods, the following deadlines apply:



Please see our FAQ page for further information about the priority and rolling deadlines.

Grants are awarded based on merit and a record of participation in the life of the Sorin Fellows Program.

Maximum Award


How to Apply

Please familiarize yourself with our full guidelines listed below before logging into the application. Please note: You will not be able to save and return to your application.

Application Guidelines

We recommend that you collect all necessary materials before beginning the application. You will receive instruction on how to upload materials during the application process. A complete application consists of the following distinct parts:

• a one- to three-page project description
• a detailed, itemized budget (Sorin Fellows are encouraged to use the budget template provided here: SFPBudgetTemplate.xlsx)
• a current curriculum vitae or résumé

In the project description, applicants must made clear how the conference or initiative:

• aligns with and reflects the values and mission of the de Nicola Center, with a particular emphasis on the promotion of human dignity, authentic human freedom, and/or the common good
• serves to enhance one’s academic and/or vocational endeavors in light of the richness of the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition

Failure to submit all required materials promptly may result in the application being excluded from consideration.

Apply for a Sorin Fellows Program Conference Grant here.