Internal Grants and Fellowships

*Awards marked with an "F" are for Freshman; "SO" Sophomores; "J" Juniors; "SE" Senior; "G" Graduate Students; and "All" if anyone may apply.
*There are also a number of language-specific grants available to Notre Dame students. Please check with your language department of choice for other grant opportunities.

Please note that while this is a list of grants offered through the University of Notre Dame, the CSLC does not specifically fund these grants. More information can be found by clicking on the name of the respective grant or fellowship.

Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

Eagen Summer Fellowship (F, SO)

General: The activity must be academically-grounded and may include independent research, an internship or research assistantship, service-learning, study abroad program, language study, etc. The ideal candidates for this fellowship are first generation students or those who have financial need. The $5,000 award will cover direct expenses as well as provide a stipend for the 8-10 week experience.

Eligibility: Students must be in their freshman or sophomore year and enrolled as full-time students at the University

Deadline: February 26, 2014 at 5pm

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

Academic Year UROP Grants

There are three types of academic year UROP Grants:

Conference Presentation Grants (CPG): Conference Presentation Grants are open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are majoring or minoring in a department within the College of Arts and Letters. 
Max $1,500

Research & Materials Grants (R&MG): Research & Materials Grants support materials required for research activities such as books, payment of participants, software, travel, and meals.
Max $1,750
Senior applications due no later than January 20, 2014

Senior Thesis Grants (STG): Senior Thesis Grants support research projects conducted to fulfill the requirements for a senior thesis.
Max $2,250
Senior applications due no later than January 20, 2014

Summer Grants

There are three types of summer UROP Grants:

Comprehensive Summer Grants (All)Students may independently design their projects, or propose a project related to some aspect of the research of a supervising faculty member. In either case, a regular faculty member (T&R or SPF) must endorse the proposal and supervise the project. Comprehensive Summer Grants provide support for living expenses, travel or materials for students with majors or minors in the College of Arts and Letters.
Max $4,500
Deadline: March 18, 2014

The Da Vinci Program (F, SO, J, SE): Students may independently design their projects, or propose a project related to some aspect of their faculty mentor's research. 
Eligibility: Applicants must inform Therese Blacketor, Student Program Coordinator for the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA), if they have also applied for Kellogg or Kroc summer grants. Undergraduates in the College of Engineering, Arts and Letters, or Science are eligible to apply.Max $4,500
Deadline: March 21, 2014

The American Dream Summer Grant Program (SO, J): These grants support undergraduate and graduate student research or creative projects on topics exploring the American Dream. Applications from undergraduates doing senior thesis research are particularly welcome.
Deadline: March 21, 2014

Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Experiencing the World Fellowships (F, SO)

General: Allows freshmen and sophomores the opportunity to engage in "initial exploratory projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America  or the Middle East." Award recipients may receive up to $5,000 to pursue field projects for up to three months.

Eligibility: Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must have taken at least one course at ND related to the proposed region of the project and/or demonstrate prior interest in the region.

Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2014

Undergraduate Research Grants (J)

General: The grants are intended for juniors whose interests include a clear international dimension related to the Kellogg Institute's themes or the themes of the Kroc Institute. Several grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded.

Deadline: Monday, February 24, 2014

Graduate Research Grants (G)

General: The purpose of this grant is to support Notre Dame Ph.D. or JSD students involved in overseas (or, if demonstrably appropriate, in the United States) research in international studies, addressing the thematic priorities of the Kellogg Institute. Individual grants will not normally exceed $7,000.

Deadline: TBD

Dissertation Year Fellowship (G)

General: To fund advanced ND students in the social sciences, history, theology, and international human rights law. The fellowships are intended for students to do field research or to complete their dissertations.

Deadline: Monday, March 10, 2014

Nanovic Institute

Break Travel & Research Grants (SO, J)

General: The Break Travel and Research Grant provides seed funding for educational and research projects in European studies. The grant is intended to support well-focused, short-term exploratory trips conducted over fall, Christmas, or spring break so that students can take advantage of experiences and resources unavailable to them at Notre Dame. Maximum award is $2,500.

Deadlines:

  • September 9, 2013 for Fall break trips
  • November 4, 2013 for Christmas break trips
  • January 27, 2014 for Spring break trips

Pessoa Grant for Advanced Language in Portuguese

Purpose: The Pessoa Grant supports undergraduates who continue their study of the Portuguese language during the summer break. The grant is designed to fund the entire cost of intensive coursework in Portuguese undertaken in Portugal. Maximum award is $7,000.

Deadline: February 24, 2014

Pushkin Grant for Advanced Language Training in Russian (SO, J)

Purpose: The Pushkin Grant supports undergraduates who continue their study of the Russian language during the summer break. The grant is designed to fund the entire cost of intensive coursework in Russian undertaken in Russia. Maximum award is $8,000.

Deadline: February 24, 2014

Senior Travel & Research Grants (SE)

General: The Senior Travel & Research Grant supports research projects in European Studies that assist undergraduate seniors in the completion of their senior theses, honors theses, or similar undertakings. Trips can be conducted over fall break, Christmas break, or spring break. Maximum award is $2,500.

Deadlines:

  • September 9, 2013 for Fall break trips
  • November 4, 2013 for Christmas break trips
  • January 27, 2014 for Spring break trips

Summer Travel & Research Grants (F, SO, J, SE)

General: The Undergraduate Summer Travel & Research Grant supports undergraduate research projects in European studies that assist undergraduates in the development or completion of a thesis essay or paper. The grant funds research trips conducted during the summer break so that students can access sources of information unavailable to them at Notre Dame. Maximum award is $5,000.

Deadline: February 24, 2014