Rome Global Gateway receives new designation as Italian research institution

Author: Costanza Montanari

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The University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway has been recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca) as an Italian research institution. The Rome Global Gateway is now listed as an institute authorized to sponsor researchers from outside the European Union to conduct their work in Italy.

This new designation allows the gateway to sponsor research visas and permits of stay for a period of over three months. It will therefore give graduate students, faculty and fellows coming from Notre Dame and beyond the opportunity to conduct research in Rome for an extended period of time. Additionally, the designation would allow the University to be more competitive when applying for European grants that are also open to non-E.U. institutions.

Heather Hyde Minor, academic director of the gateway, said supporting the innovative research of Notre Dame faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students is one of the key missions of the gateway and Notre Dame International.

“This designation serves as an acknowledgment of the tremendous work of the Notre Dame community of scholars here in Italy,” said Hyde Minor. “It also opens the door for richer and more sustained research projects.”

“The Rome Global Gateway joins the Johns Hopkins University SAIS as the only American universities in Italy to be recognized as research institutions,” said Silvia Dall’Olio, executive director of the gateway. “This is a great acknowledgment of the research footprint that the gateway has in Rome and one that will concretely make it deeper and more extended, allowing researchers to spend a substantive amount of time in Rome to conduct their work.”

The Rome Global Gateway supports the University’s international mission by hosting institutes and projects engaged in research and graduate education. The gateway collaborates with universities, educational foundations and organizations in Italy, Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as with the Holy See.

Notre Dame International and departments across the University offer funding opportunities for international research that can be used toward work at the Rome Global Gateway. Applications are available for the Global Gateway faculty research award, the short-term faculty research fellowships, the short-term graduate research fellowships, the Sciola grants and the Biblioteca Ambrosiana research awards.

Research grants are available to faculty as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Learn more about research opportunities at the Rome Global Gateway.

Contact: Silvia Dall’Olio, executive director, Rome Global Gateway, Notre Dame International, Silvia.Dall'

Originally published by Costanza Montanari at on June 28.