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 2023-2024 is The Long Run. The theme for 2024-2025 will be The Good Life.
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 four 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 2024-2025 Faculty Fellowships on The Good Life is now open. Applications will be accepted until October 2, 2023.
Signature Course Fellowships
Open to distinguished or high-potential tenure-stream scholars who are developing a signature course on a topic connected to human flourishing or ethics.
The application period for 2024-2025 Signature Course Fellowships is now open.
Applications will be accepted until November 6, 2023.
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 2023-2024 Distinguished Graduate Fellowships is now closed. The application period for 2024-2025 Fellowships will open in Spring 2024.
Undergraduate Ethics Research Fellowships
Open to undergraduates from Notre Dame. Ethics Research Fellows serve as research assistants for Notre Dame faculty, develop their research and communication skills, and expand their scholarly and professional networks.
The application period for 2023-2024 Ethics Research Fellowships is now closed. The application period for 2024-2025 Fellowships will open in Spring 2024.