The Global Gateway Faculty Research Awards (GGFRA) have announced grants to four groups of Notre Dame faculty for 2017. The GGFRA program was developed to highlight the potential of the University of Notre Dame’s Global Gateways for the advancement of research and scholarship at the University. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., and Daniel Groody, C.S.C., are part of a team that received one of the grants. Their project called “Religion and Responses to Refugees and Migrants in Europe: The Catholic Church in Comparative Perspective” will be conducted at the Rome Global Gateway. Father Dowd is an associate professor of political science and director of the Ford Program in Human Development and Solidarity at Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Father Groody is an associate professor of theology at Notre Dame.
On this project, they will be joined by Giuseppe Folloni, professor applied economics at the University of Trento; Clemens Sedmak, visiting professor of Catholic social tradition at Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns; Ilaria Schnyder von Wartensee, research assistant professor at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies’ Ford Program in Human Development and Solidarity at Notre Dame, and Giorgio Vittadini, professor of statistics at the University of Milano Bicocca.
In describing the awards, Hildegund Müller, Associate Vice President for Research and Associate Professor of Classics, said, “The Global Gateways are situated in places that are rich with historical tradition and original sources, as well as international centers of research and innovation. They offer unique opportunities for Notre Dame researchers to enrich their scholarship and extend their collaborative networks. By offering the GGFRA program, our goal is to encourage faculty to think creatively about the Global Gateways and their potential for research and scholarship. I am excited about our awardees’ projects and look forward to witnessing their progress.”
Originally published at research.nd.edu.