Graduate Fellowships at The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

Deadline: 15 October 2015
Open to: applications from graduate students in all disciplines
Fellowship: range up to a maximum of USD 25,000 (gross amount)


The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) supports research that is directed toward, or extends inquiry to include, ultimate questions and questions of value, especially as they engage the Catholic intellectual tradition. The Institute has an open agenda, permitting scholars to pursue outstanding research in all areas. It will, however, have two interrelated emphases intended to help shape discourse and discovery at Notre Dame and within the wider academy.

The Institute offers its fellows the opportunity to engage not only in analysis but also in evaluating what should be done, to analyze the world in substantive and collaborative ways, and to think through the implications of present behavior for the future of the world. As a collaborative academic community, the Institute cultivates the contemplative ideal that is an essential factor in the Catholic intellectual tradition and vital for the progression of scholarship. The greatest advances do not occur in solitude, but in the company of others who share a passion for advancement and are open to dialogue and collaboration.

The NDIAS offers fellowships to advanced graduate students for a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May). The Institute also encourages graduate students to address ultimate questions and questions of value while a member of the Institute’s academic community.


The Institute seeks applicants with:

  • Excellent records of scholarly, artistic, or research accomplishment in their field(s);
  • Projects that touch on normative, integrative, or ultimate questions, especially as they engage the Catholic intellectual tradition;
  • Projects characterized by clarity of thought, coherence, and impact;
  • The ability to interact with other fellows and to engage in collegial discussions of research presentations;
  • A willingness to contribute to a cooperative community of scholars.

One goal of the fellowship selection process is the creation of a diverse and collaborative community of scholars. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for fellowships; non US nationals are welcome to apply.


Graduate fellowships range up to a maximum of USD 25,000 (gross amount) and include a USD 1,000 research account, office facilities in the Institute, a computer and printer, access to University libraries and other facilities, and twice-weekly Institute seminars and other events.

How to apply?

Deadline for application is 15 October 2015.

Applications must be submitted online.

For more information please visit the official website. 

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