Call for applicants for 2019–2020 Coordinator for Undergraduate Research at NDIAS

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The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) is looking for an energetic and advanced graduate student with an interdisciplinary background and the skills and experience to serve as the coordinator of its undergraduate research assistant (UGRA) program supporting the work of scholars in residence (Fellows) at the NDIAS during the 2019-2020 academic year.

The UGRA Coordinator plays a vital role in the development and cultivation of a vibrant community of talented undergraduate researchers. Applications are open to all advanced University of Notre Dame Ph.D. candidates in all disciplines and fields. Complete applications should be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019.

The Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program at the NDIAS provides talented undergraduates the opportunity to assist with the research projects of scholars in residence at the NDIAS. Student assistants work up to 10 hours per week for fifteen weeks per semester. Typical research tasks include: identifying and retrieving research materials, conducting initial readings of primary and secondary sources, developing bibliographies and literature reviews, drafting notes and annotations, proofreading, copying, and editing. Past Fellows have found the work of their assistants to be of great help advancing their projects while at the Institute. Research assistants meet as a group on Friday afternoons from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. for a unique research seminar focused on interdisciplinary research and the development of their research skills. Each session lasts for an hour and a half, and does not confer course credit. These seminars are led by the Institute’s Coordinator for Undergraduate Research, who also serves as a mentor and advisor to the cohort of students. The program is designed to maximize students’ research experience and skill development.

Complete online applications, including all materials and information listed, should be submitted using the online UGRA Coordinator application no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019.

Applicants will be notified by email when their applications have been received. Finalists may be asked to interview with NDIAS staff. All applicants will be notified of decisions by Friday, August 9, 2019.

A Frequently Asked Questions document is available online to interested applicants.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Donald Stelluto at

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