Call for 2015-2016 Undergraduate Research Assistants


The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) invites highly-motivated students to apply to be Templeton Undergraduate Research Assistants for the 2015-2016 academic year. Those students who are selected will work side-by-side with some of the world’s top researchers on the “great” questions that span the humanities, social and natural sciences, arts, engineering, and law. The online application is available now on the NDIAS website, and the application deadline is Thursday, August 6, 2015. Students will be informed of selection decisions no later than August 17.





Undergraduate research assistants work up to 10 hours per week for the academic year and earn a stipend of up to $3,000 (at $10 per hour). Students also have the opportunity to attend weekly seminars at the NDIAS and participate in the academic life of the Institute, as their class schedules allow. Student assistants will benefit from a coordinated program designed to help them develop advanced research skills, plan their own independent research projects, engage with senior scholars working across academic disciplines, discover new ways to participate in and expand the research culture at Notre Dame, and prepare for the “life of the mind” beyond graduation.








The Templeton Research Assistantship Program builds on a tradition and a commitment at the University of Notre Dame to enrich the undergraduate curriculum with significant research experiences. As part of the online application, students are asked to provide brief answers to questions about their own research goals and experience.






Interested University of Notre Dame students are invited to apply for the program using the online application available on the NDIAS website at Questions about the program may be directed to Grant Osborn ( or 574-631-6240) or Carolyn Sherman ( or 574-631-1305).



Originally published by Grant Osborn ’06, ’09M.F.A. at on July 17, 2015.