Communications Program Manager
Grant Osborn serves as the Communications Program Manager for the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Notre Dame and subsequently worked as a research technician in an immunology laboratory at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He later returned to Notre Dame as an Eady Fellow to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing. While a graduate student, Grant served as the assistant to the Director of the Creative Writing Program. In 2009, for his contributions while a student, Grant was honored with the William Mitchell Award. Following graduate school, Grant worked as a bibliographer of antiquarian, rare, and collectible books at Better World Books, later becoming a supervisor there. Over the same period, he also served as a literacy instructor and site supervisor for the Robinson Community Learning Center. Prior to joining the NDIAS, Grant worked for the University Center for Excellence in Teaching at Indiana University South Bend. His academic interests focus on Irish and American poetics and several of his creative works, including a full length collection of poetry, have been published. An avid reader, writer, and enthusiast of vinyl records, Grant is also the proud father of two sons, Gael and Grady.