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.
Applications for 2021-2022 Undergraduate Research Fellowships will open in Spring 2021.
WHY APPLY FOR AN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP?
Research Skill Development
- Weekly research seminars led by NDIAS Staff and Faculty;
- Research assistantships with NDIAS Faculty and Ph.D. Fellows;
- Co-working space at the NDIAS to work on research projects of your own.
Enhanced Communication Skills
- Interdisciplinary communications skill-building and writing workshops;
- Opportunity to create and deliver a research presentation on your own work.
- Close interaction with a wide variety of Notre Dame Faculty, Staff, and NDIAS Fellows;
- Access to all NDIAS events, including seminars, guest lectures, social events, and receptions;
- Application preparation support for job market and graduate school.
Undergraduate Research Fellowships are typically paid work-study positions (up to 10 hours per week), an arrangement we hope to continue during the 2020-2021 academic year, pending budgetary approval and university guidelines on student employment.
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.
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.
Questions about the program may be directed to Paul Blaschko, Assistant Director of the NDIAS, at email@example.com.