Fellowships and Grants

Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) within ISLA enables students to transcend the conventional boundaries of classroom learning and engage in hands-on research and creative projects. UROP facilitates in-depth, self-directed learning by providing grants to support an array of needs associated with undergraduate projects.

UROP gives students the opportunity to design all aspects of their projects, from identifying a research topic or creative goal to developing a persuasive narrative, reasonable timetable, and appropriate budget.

Each student is guided through this process by a faculty member of their choosing with the goal of forming a one-on-one interaction that can elevate the student-teacher relationship to that of colleagues working together on a subject of mutual interest. In all these respects, UROP gives the students in the College extraordinary opportunities to pursue scholarship and creative works that reflect their own interests and aspirations.

The Flatley Center for Scholarly Undergraduate Development (CUSE)

CUSE can help you develop and find funding for many different kinds of research to help you make the most of your Notre Dame experience and expand your intellectual life at the University.

CUSE also assists students in applications for national programs such as Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, and Gates Cambridge Fellowships. 

External Grants and Fellowships

Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship

The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard is offering short-term research opportunities to individuals who are interested in working on projects that are designed to advance journalism. A Nieman Fellowship is an extraordinary, transformative learning opportunity open to journalists working in all media in every country around the world. The fellowship is available for both U.S. and international students. The fellowship offers $223,000 award amount.