Undergraduate Fellowships

The Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) Program offers exposure to interdisciplinary research methods, training in public communication, and professionalization advice for up to 10 Notre Dame undergraduates each year. URFs are given opportunities to meet with NDIAS Faculty and Distinguished Graduate Fellows and serve as research assistants. The URF Program is designed to increase fellows’ interdisciplinary literacy and expand their peer and professional networks.   

Apply to Become an Undergraduate Research Fellow

The application period for 2022-2023 Undergraduate Research Fellowships is now closed. The application period for 2023-2024 Fellowships will open in Spring 2023.


Eligibility

The Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program is open to all currently enrolled Notre Dame Undergraduates. URFs receive a stipend and therefore must be eligible to work in the United States. The URF program lasts an entire academic year and cannot be combined with off-campus activities like study abroad.

The NDIAS welcomes applications from students who are interested in exploring how interdisciplinary cooperation can yield solutions to complex problems. Students who plan to include public engagement and outreach as a part of their career path are also encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Applications to the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program include:

  • A completed application form;
  • Contact information for a faculty member or professional colleague who can serve as a reference (please provide in application form).

The application period for 2022-2023 Undergraduate Research Fellowships is now closed. The application period for 2023-2024 Fellowships will open in Spring 2023.

Apply to Become an Undergraduate Research Assistant

Questions about the program should be directed to J'Nese Williams, Assistant Director of Educational Initiatives, at jwilli65@nd.edu.