Notre Dame receives Mellon grant for study of religion

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The University of Notre Dame has received a $657,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a study of how religious knowledge might be integrated into the study and teaching of various intellectual disciplines.

Over a five-year period, the grant will support the work of 20 Mellon Fellows, Notre Dame graduate students working in English, history, literature, Medieval studies, sociology, philosophy, political science and theology. It also will provide for the formation of five working groups in which the fellows will produce reports recommending methods for “opening intellectual two-way streets” between the study of religion and their fields.

The fellows’ reports will be circulated through the Internet, at appropriate conferences, and in academic journals and books.

Formed in 1969, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation makes grants in five core areas: Higher education and scholarship, scholarly communications and information technology, museums and art conservation, performing arts, and conservation and the environment.

Contact: Mark Roche, Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Professor of German Language and Literature, 574-302-1813,