Advanced Study

Fellowships at the NDIAS

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study is offering two types of fellowships for 2016-2017:

  • Residential Fellowships for scholars, artists, and scientists pursuing outstanding research in all disciplines — including the arts, engineering, humanities, law, formal, natural, and social sciences — with projects that are creative, innovative, or align with the intellectual orientation of the NDIAS. Projects that integrate questions of value, meaning, or purpose in the analyses are encouraged. The Institute seeks applicants with excellent records of accomplishment pursuing fellowships for periods ranging from three weeks to a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May), including those who are established within their field and those beginning their careers with promise and who 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 2017–May 2018). 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.



In addition to residential and graduate student fellowships, our 2015-2016 Class of Fellows also includes five Templeton Fellows at the NDIAS who pursue advanced and creative research on one of four major Templeton Fellowship Questions. Since the grant period associated with this fellowship type will conclude in spring 2016, we will not offer Templeton Fellowships at the NDIAS for the 2016-2017 academic year.


NDIAS Fellowship Applications for 2017-2018, including letters of reference and all supporting documentation, must be received at the NDIAS by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Awards will be announced in spring 2017. Please direct questions to Carolyn Sherman, NDIAS Events & Fellowships Program Manager, at