Fully Funded Fellowships at The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study in The US 2020/2021

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Fully Funded Fellowships at The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study in The US 2020/2021

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Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study in the US is inviting faculty, scholars, public intellectuals, fellows from other institutes, and professional researchers in all disciplines, including the arts, engineering, the humanities, law, and the formal, natural, and social sciences with projects that are creative, innovative, or align with the intellectual orientation of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, to apply for residential fellowships for periods ranging from three weeks to a full academic year. The Institute also welcomes those who are beginning their careers with promise and have appropriate projects.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Excellent records of scholarly, artistic, or research accomplishment in their field(s).
  • Projects related to the 2020-2021 application theme of the Nature of Trust;
  • 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.

Research Support:

Residential Fellows receive up to $90,000 per academic year, subsidized housing (for those who currently reside outside of the South Bend area), a research allowance of up to $500 per semester, a private office in the NDIAS, a computer and printer, access to the university’s library and other facilities, and access to NDIAS weekly seminars and other special events. The NDIAS offers residential fellowships for periods ranging from three weeks to a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May), though preference is given to candidates who are able to join the Institute for the entire academic year.

Evaluation Criteria: 

Fellowship applications are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • The academic strength of the proposal;
  • The clarity and compelling nature of relevant methodologies and project organization and objectives, as explained in the proposal;
  • The applicant’s ability to address the nature of the trust or other major questions, meta issues, and questions of value;
  • The potential for producing significant research;
  • How the proposed research aligns with the intellectual parameters of the Institute; the applicant’s ability to contribute to a cooperative community of interdisciplinary scholars, as explained in their letters of reference; 
  • The significance of the research proposed by each applicant vis-à-vis other proposals submitted.

Application Requirement:

  • Current curriculum vitae (no more than four pages);
  • Proposal abstract (no more than 400 words);
  • Fellowship research proposal (no more than six pages, double-spaced);
  • Proposal bibliography (no more than two pages, single-spaced);
  • Up to two pages of non-text materials supporting the research proposal (optional);
  • One writing sample (from faculty residential applicants who have completed doctoral or other terminal degrees after 2014);
  • Cover letter (optional);
  • Three letters of reference.

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Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students, Mid Career Professionals
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Tuition fee, Accommodation, Stipend/ Living allowance, Other
Opportunity will take place in
United States
Required Documents
CV, Cover Letter, Research Proposal, others

Educational Conditions

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All Specialties
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