Calls for Papers

2017 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference: "Pathways to Peace"

Priority Deadline: December 23, 2016
Final Deadline: January 23, 2017

The 2017 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference Committee announces this year’s conference, Pathways to Peace, sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

As seemingly more complex issues of violence and injustice confront our world, peace is perceived to be unattainable and peacebuilders to be idealistic. The field of peace studies, however, advances sustainable peace by altering the underlying structures that produce conflict. Peacebuilding is processoriented and requires a commitment to concrete goals and strategic planning. Using theory, research, and practice, individuals from all backgrounds are contributing to this process and achieving true progress. In order to reframe negative perceptions of peace and peacebuilding, and to challenge the cynicism that denies the possibility of a better future, this conference seeks to explore the specific building blocks and considerations required to create realistic pathways to peace.

The Conference Committee invites undergraduate and graduate students to demonstrate how their own research, practice or project contributes to a pathway to peace. This year’s conference seeks to include presentations that reflect or highlight practice and experience as well as those based on theory and research. Students can propose innovative presentations of all types: research papers or posters; artwork or media projects; TED-style talks on practice; panel discussions; workshops; roundtable or “hot topic” discussions; or other project formats that would engage a peer audience on the topics of peace and peacebuilding.

Presentations can explore, but are not limited to, topics such as:

  • Grassroots Movements
  • Conflict Transformation
  • Peace Negotiations
  • Restorative Justice
  • Women and Conflict
  • Sustainable Development
  • Role of Media
  • NGOs and Third Parties
  • Nuclear Disarmament
  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Religion and Peacebuilding

All proposals should be submitted at or via the conference website at

The priority deadline for submissions is December 23, 2016. Proposals submitted by that date will be given preference. The final deadline is January 23, 2017.


The Journal of Undergraduate Research (University of Notre Dame)

Deadline: January 29, 2017 at 11:59PM

Call for Papers

Notre Dame's Journal of Undergraduate Research is currently accepting submissions of academic work longer than 15 pages for the ‘16-‘17 edition. The Journal is published through the Dean’s Office in the College of Arts and Letters, and is a peer-reviewed research publication dedicated to selecting and disseminating the best original undergraduate scholarship. 

The deadline for submission is January 29th at 11:59PM, and we would like to invite you all to submit your work to the Journal for consideration. Submissions must be at least 15 pages in length, double spaced in 12 point font. Our online submission form is available at If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Editors-in-Chief at

For more information, please visit


New Errands: The Undergraduate Journal of American Studies

Deadline:  February 17, 2017

Announcement and Call for Papers

Managing Editors: Brittany Clark and Caitlin Black
Supervising Faculty Editor: Dr. Anthony Bak Buccitelli

The Eastern American Studies Association and the American Studies Program at Penn State Harrisburg are pleased to announce the fourth year of publication for New Errands (ISSN: 2375-6748), an online journal of exemplary American Studies work by undergraduate students.

Seeking to develop the next generation of Americanists, New Errands’ mission is both to provide a venue for thepublication of important original scholarship by emerging young scholars and to provide a teaching resource forinstructors of American Studies looking for exemplary work to use in the classroom.

To support this mission, New Errands is published in a free and open-access format on the internet. To view or downloadthe current issue for fall 2016 or our previous issues, go to:

New Errands is published semi-annually, after the end of each academic semester. The goal of this timetable is to collectand publish essays produced during the previous term, so that they can be made available as quickly as possible for use inthe following term.

Spring 2017 Call for Submissions:

Now in its fourth year of publication, the editors are seeking to expand the journal’s mission by calling for submissionsnationally, as well as from our regional EASA partner institutions. We encourage both self- submission by undergraduatestudents and nominated submissions by instructional faculty. Submissions must have an Americanist focus, but the editors encourage submissions from a variety of disciplinary methods. Essays should be between 1500 and 12000 words in length, excluding notes and bibliography. Any visual images should be included at the end of the manuscript with tags put in the text to indicate the intended placement of each image. Manuscripts should conform to MLA citation and styleguidelines. Submissions can be emailed as a Word document to by February 17, 2017.


2017 ACC Meeting of the Minds Call for Proposals

Deadline: February 15, 2017

The University of Notre Dame has again been invited to participate in the 12th Annual ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference, hosted by Duke University, March 31 – April 2, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. This is an opportunity for undergraduate students from universities of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) to present their work in a professional setting and share their work with peers. Research will be presented as posters, oral presentations or performances. More information on the conference can be found at
Each year, the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) sends students to represent Notre Dame at this conference and each finds it to be a very rewarding and productive experience. This year, they are able to send up to six students. They are inviting you to apply for this excellent opportunity for professional development, networking, and intellectual enrichment.
Lodging, transportation and all meals while at the conference will be covered by funds provided by the ACC. 

CUSE is able to provide documentation for excused absences from class if necessary.
To apply to participate in the conference, please submit the following materials to

  • The following information:
  1. Name:
  2. NDID Number:
  3. ND email:
  4. Phone #:
  5. Major:
  6. Preferred Presentation Format (Poster, Oral presentation, Performance):
  • A one page professional and polished abstract of the work to be presented at the conference.
  • A two page proposal that includes:
  1. Presentation Title
  2. A brief discussion of the broader impact that the presentation might have (i.e., what contribution to the scholarly community does the research make? Why is this project significant? Etc.).  This discussion should include a clear engagement with the scholarly literature in the area in which your project lies, as demonstrated by in-text citations AND a short bibliography of relevant scholarly works.
  3. Your learning goals for this experience. What do you hope to gain? How does presenting at this conference relate to and advance your academic plans and intellectual development? How will it impact your post-graduate plans?
  • Faculty reference: name, department, and contact information for a faculty mentor or advisor who can act as a reference and speak to the merits of the project, its impact on your undergraduate experience, and your academic capabilities.

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2017. Notifications of application status will be sent out the week of February 20. Any questions about the conference or the application process should be directed to the URND team at:


2017 Eagan Summer Fellowship Call for Proposals

Deadline: February 14, 2017

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) is happy to announce the 2017 Eagan Summer Fellowship to support one Notre Dame undergraduate in an intellectually-enriching summer experience. The activity must be 8-10 weeks in length, academically-grounded, and may include: independent research, an internship or research assistantship, service-learning, a study abroad program, or language study. 

The ideal candidates for this fellowship are first generation college students, and all applicants must demonstrate financial need. The $5,000 award will cover direct expenses related to the research as well as provide a stipend for the 8-10 week experience. CUSE hopes that this opportunity will serve as a springboard for future intellectual engagement.

Eligibility and Selection
CUSE welcomes Eagan Summer Fellowship applications from freshmen or sophomore students, of all colleges and disciplines, enrolled as full-time students at the University of Notre Dame. Candidates must demonstrate academic potential and articulate how the proposed experience will enhance both their undergraduate experience and their future goals.  For consideration, submit a proposal that meets the criteria below.  

Proposal Criteria
Proposals must be 4-5 pages (double-spaced) in length and include:

  • A detailed description of the experience to be undertaken, including a discussion of the intellectual issues that you will explore and a bibliography of scholarly sources that grounds the experience in your academic major or coursework.
  • A discussion of the impact of the experience on your academic goals and future trajectory.
  • A statement of financial need.
  • A detailed budget for living expenses during the experience (rent, food, transportation, etc.).
  • A letter of recommendation from a Notre Dame faculty member who can speak to your strengths and potential and who will serve as an intellectual mentor for the project or experience.

Proposals must be submitted to CUSE via by February 14, 2017. Letter of Recommendation must be submitted by February 19, 2017. Notifications will be issued by March 10, 2017. Questions regarding this experience may be directed to the Undergraduate Research team at CUSE at:

CUSE encourages students to meet with the CUSE team to discuss opportunities and for assistance with preparing their proposals. Recipients will work with the CUSE office to meet all requirements necessary for international and domestic travel, financial disbursement, and Institutional Review Board approvals for Human Subject Research (if applicable). Go to 110 Brownson Hall or email for an appointment.