The Maritain Center offers a variety of grants and fellowships to support research and study into the perennial questions of human existence. We are especially interested in fostering work inspired by the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas and Maritain’s own vision of “integral Christian humanism,” as well work as more broadly inspired by the great traditions of human reasoning in conversation with faith.

The Ralph McInerny Distinguished Fellowship

The Ralph McInerny Distinguished Fellow is an eminent scholar who has made exceptional contributions in the areas of our research priorities. Recipients are selected by invitation only and are in residence at Notre Dame.

History of Philosophy Forum Grant Programs

As a sponsor of the History of Philosophy Forum, the Maritain Center promotes here its various grant programs. These include:

Michael and Karen Laub-Novak Fellowship

The Michael and Karen Laub-Novak Fellowship is awarded to graduate students in the Jacques Maritain Center who show evidence of a vocation to pursue Catholic intellectual life in regard to public policy questions, national and international. Area of research restrictions apply.

We are in the process of expanding our grants and fellowships program; check back regularly for updates.