Advanced Study

Fellowships at the NDIAS

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study offers three types of fellowships:

  • Templeton Fellowships for distinguished senior scholars with extensive records of academic accomplishment, who have had a considerable impact on their discipline, as well as for outstanding junior scholars with academic records of exceptional promise and whose research agendas align with the purpose and parameters of the program. Templeton Fellowships provide the opportunity and the environment for distinguished scholars to rethink basic assumptions underlying their academic disciplines and to pursue advanced and creative research on one of the four major Templeton Fellowship Questions.


  • Residential Fellowships for faculty and scholars in all disciplines — including the arts, engineering, the humanities, and the social, life, and physical sciences — with projects that are creative, innovative, or align with the intellectual orientation of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. The Institute also welcomes those who are beginning their careers with promise and have appropriate projects. Graduate students who will not receive their terminal degree before this fellowship period should apply for a Graduate Student Fellowship. Complete instructions and application for Residential Fellowships at the NDIAS are available online.


  • Graduate Student Fellowships for a full academic year (fall and spring semesters). As with Residential Fellowships for faculty and other scholars, artists, and scientists, the Institute encourages graduate student fellows to address ultimate questions and questions of value while a member of the Institute’s academic community. To qualify for a graduate student fellowship, a student must remain in graduate student status for the full period of their fellowship (August 2016–May 2017). Graduate students who will receive their terminal degree during this fellowship period and thereby no longer maintain graduate student status should apply for a Residential Fellowship. Complete instructions and application for Graduate Student Fellowships at the NDIAS are available online.



NDIAS Fellowship applications for 2016-2017, including letters of reference and all supporting documentation, must be received at the NDIAS by Thursday, October 15, 2015. Awards will be announced in spring 2016. Please direct questions to Carolyn Sherman, Events & Fellowships Program Manager, at