Student Resources

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Department Guide to Graduate Studies

University resources

Funding and award opportunities

Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

The Graduate Research Opportunity Program (GROP) offers funding that enables graduate students to further their research, produce scholarship, and prepare for careers within the academy and beyond. GROP facilitates critical research related to dissertations and other major projects, enhancing graduate students’ development as independent researchers, published authors, artists, and future professionals.

GROP enables students to pursue both national and transnational research projects and creative endeavors. This funding aids in the timely completion of their degree requirements and can give students a competitive edge when applying for prestigious external grants and fellowships. 

Kellogg Institute for International Studies

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies offers graduate students both funding and intellectual community. Engagement with the welcoming Kellogg community, coupled with a variety of research support, makes all the difference to the doctoral students affiliated with the Institute. Drawn to work with renowned Notre Dame faculty, they become an integral part of the Institute’s intellectual life.

Liu Institute Research Grants

The Liu Institute is pleased to offer funding to graduate students who are pursuing Asia-related research or participating in general (non-language) study abroad programs to Asia.

Pulte Institute Student Fellowship

The Pulte Institute's Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship program is designed to train rising social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs at Notre Dame through experiential learning on the front lines of development work across the globe. Fellows travel to developing countries, where they work alongside one of Pulte's leading public or private partners doing hands-on work on critical, strategic issues related to social entrepreneurship.

Nanovic Institute for European Studies

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies supports graduate education through a range of grant programs, fellowships, and conference funding. 

Graduate students, like all applicants, should play from their own particular strengths and interests by proposing projects that lie squarely within their area of study and growing expertise. All areas that engage Europe and European Studies are welcome and will be given full consideration. Medieval theology, classics (when explicitly related to Europe), early modern philosophy, etc. are all—just to give a few examples—fully eligible for consideration. Having said that, the Nanovic's mission has with its move to the Keough School of Global Affairs expanded to include a focus on contemporary Europe.