The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study Announces Call for 2023-2024 Faculty Fellows on “The Long Run”

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) has selected “The Long Run” as the organizing research theme for its 2023-2024 fellowship program, and researchers from around the globe can now apply for a faculty fellowship.

The NDIAS aims to bring together 8-10 faculty from across the disciplines—including the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, legal studies, and the arts—for a year of collaboration and accelerated research on questions that help us understand, manage, and respond to events that lie in the distant future or past, or challenges that unfold over long periods of time.

“We work closely with our faculty advisors and Notre Dame networks each year to identify a theme that ignites curiosity across our many different departments and promises to attract leading researchers to campus for the fellowship year,” said Meghan Sullivan, Director of the NDIAS and the Wilsey Family College Professor of Philosophy. “A consistent theme we have heard over the past two years is an interest in time and the innovative ways researchers play with that variable in their work. We could not be more excited to convene this Long Run project and cannot wait to see the projects and collaborations that emerge.”

Faculty fellows live and work at the University of Notre Dame and pursue their research in the NDIAS’s residential interdisciplinary research community. In addition to a generous fellowship stipend, fellows receive a housing subsidy, a research allowance of $500 per semester, and a private office at the NDIAS.

The NDIAS organizes robust programming each year to further explore its chosen research theme and cultivate collaboration, such as work-in-progress seminars, book workshops, guest lectures, film viewings, and social events. Fellows also participate in communications training workshops designed to help them reach broad audiences with their NDIAS-sponsored research.

The faculty fellows will be joined by a cohort of graduate and undergraduate researchers from Notre Dame who are pursuing their own research projects related to The Long Run. The graduate students will collaborate with the faculty fellows during weekly research seminars and other NDIAS events, with the undergraduates serving as research assistants as the need arises.

Faculty fellows typically have a faculty appointment at their home institution, but the fellowships are also open to independent researchers, public practitioners, postdoctoral scholars, those who have recently received their Ph.D. (or equivalent terminal) degree, and those who are pursuing the creative arts. Scholars from outside the U.S., as well as faculty from Notre Dame, are welcome to apply.

Each applicant will be required to submit a research proposal that addresses the designated 2023-2024 research theme. A representative list of research questions related to The Long Run can be found at

The application period for faculty fellowships on The Long Run is now open and will continue until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 3, 2022.

To learn more about the Faculty Fellowship Program at the NDIAS, please visit

The NDIAS convenes an interdisciplinary group of faculty fellows, top doctoral candidates, and undergraduate scholars to study questions that require a joint focus, benefit from sustained research and discussion, and advance our understanding of core issues that affect our ability to lead valuable, meaningful lives. To learn more, please visit

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