Undergraduate Fellowships

The Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) Program provides research training for up to 10 Notre Dame undergraduates each year. URFs serve as research assistants for NDIAS Faculty and Ph.D. Fellows (as the need arises), develop their research and communication skills, and expand their scholarly and professional networks.

Apply to Become an Undergraduate Research Fellow

Applications for 2021-2022 Undergraduate Research Fellowships will open in Spring 2021.


The Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program is open to all currently enrolled Notre Dame Undergraduates. As this may be a paid position, we recommend that applicants be eligible to receive work-study. 

Students who have a strong interest in research--both in carrying out their own research projects and in assisting with the projects of others--are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Applications to the Undergraduate Research Fellowship program require:

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

Applications for 2020-2021 Undergraduate Research Fellowships are due by 11:59 EST on Friday, May 15.

Apply to Become an Undergraduate Research Assistant

Questions about the program may be directed to Paul Blaschko, Assistant Director of the NDIAS, at pblaschk@nd.edu.