Five Faculty Medievalists Win Internal Grants

Author: Brandi Klingerman


Five faculty fellows of the Medieval Institute, along with eighteen other Notre Dame faculty members, were recently awarded grants through the Notre Dame Research Faculty Research Support Program. Recipients applied for either the initiation or regular grants and were from all seven colleges and schools. 

In discussing the awards, Hildegund Müller, associate vice president for research and Fellow of the Medieval Institute, said, “It is a privilege to be able to support these exceptional faculty members and their research programs. The recipients represent a variety of disciplines across campus and highlight some of the diverse areas of research, scholarship, and creative endeavor here at Notre Dame.”

For the 2017 Faculty Research Support Regular Grant Program, the medievalist recipients are:

  • Thomas E. Burman, the Conway Director of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute and professor of history, for his research entitled, “A Sustaining Polemic in the Medieval Mediterranean.”

  • Robin M. Jensen, the Patrick O’Brien Professor of Theology, for her research entitled, “Baptisteries of the Early Christian World: Catalog and Digital Database.”

  • Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, professor of English, for her research called, “Recovering the Multidimensional Reading Practices of Medieval England and Ireland.”

For the 2017 Faculty Research Support Initiation Grant Program, the medievalist awardees are:

  • Daniel Hobbins, associate professor of history, for his research called, “In the Shadow of Scribes: The Pursuit of Authorship in Medieval Europe, 1100-1500.”

  • Rory Rapple, associate professor of history, for his program entitled, “Defining and Illuminating English Political Thought and Thinking, 1547-1603.”

The grant programs are announced during the autumn semester each year, with deadlines typically occurring in December. For more information about the Faculty Research Support Program, including how to apply, please visit  


Brandi R. Klingerman / Research Communications Specialist

Notre Dame Research / University of Notre Dame / 574.631.8183 /@UNDResearch

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Originally published by Brandi Klingerman at on January 24, 2017.
Modified by Brandon L. Cook on April 25, 2017.