Each year, the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study awards research fellowships to a diverse group of researchers who are working on interdisciplinary projects related to its yearly Research Theme. The research theme for 2020-2021 is The Nature of Trust. The theme for 2021-2022 will be Resilience.
The NDIAS has supported projects from virtually every academic field and has funded researchers at every stage of their career, from graduate students to endowed professors. The Institute has also funded researchers from a wide variety of institutions, including top research universities, public policy centers, and liberal arts colleges.
Currently, the NDIAS currently offers three types of fellowships:
Open to scholars, scientists, social scientists, and artists in all fields who are conducting research on our yearly research theme. Faculty Fellows typically have a faculty appointment at their home institution, but these fellowships are also open to independent researchers, postdoctoral scholars, and those who have recently received their Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree.
The application period for 2021-2022 Faculty Fellowships is now closed. The application period for 2022-2023 Fellowships will open in Spring 2021.
Distinguished Graduate Fellowships
Open to Notre Dame Ph.D. students entering their 4th or 5th year in the College of Arts and Letters whose research and career interests centrally involve interdisciplinary engagement with major ethical questions.
The application period for 2021-2022 Graduate Fellowships is now closed. The application period for 2022-2023 Fellowships will open in Spring 2022.
Open to undergraduates from Notre Dame. Undergraduate Fellows serve as research assistants for NDIAS Faculty and Ph.D. Fellows, develop their research and communication skills, and expand their scholarly and professional networks.
Applications for 2021-2022 Undergraduate Fellowships are currently being accepted until May 3rd, 2021.