The Center offers up to $2,000 to help defray travel and lodging costs of scholars in any academic discipline engaged in projects that require substantial use of the collection of the library and/or the archives of the University of Notre Dame. The Center also says it doesn’t offer grants typically to pre-doctoral students, but they actually do. Apply anyway. The library collection is particularly rich in the following areas: Catholic newspapers, history of mid-western Catholicism, Catholic literature, and history of Catholicism in the United States. Manuscripts of historical personages, records of twentieth century Catholic organizations, reports of European missionary societies, and much more material related to the American Catholic community. Applicants should indicate as specifically as possible how the use of the Notre Dame library and archives are pertinent to this study. Recipients of grants will be requested to: supply the Center with a short report on the results of their research; acknowledge the grant provided by the Center in all publications which result from this research; and provide the Center with one copy of any publication resulting in whole, or in part, from the grant. Applications are due annually at December 31st. Visit the webpage Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism Travel Grants for the application and further instructions.