Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

The Patrick and Jana Eilers Graduate Student Fellowship for Energy Related Research

The Patrick and Jana Eilers Graduate Student Fellowship for Energy Related Research provides funding for graduate students who are working on existing or new energy-related research projects at Notre Dame. Funds must be used for student stipends. The Eilers Fellowship has been made possible through the generosity of Patrick (ND ’90) and Jana Eilers since 2012. The fellowship program is administered by the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy). For more information, please contact Barbara Villarosa at villarosa.2@nd.edu

Applications for 2017 awards will be accepted November 1-30, 2016. 

Interested graduate students and their faculty advisors must complete the following applications.  

Important Dates:

  • Applications are due by Wednesday, November 30, 5:00PM.
  • Notifications will be made by Friday, December 16. 
  • Funding will be available in January.

Graduate students will be asked to provide the following information (Graduate Student Application):

  • Project title and brief abstract or summary of work
  • Project objectives
  • Specific role of the student in achieving project objectives
  • Student’s career objectives
  • Supplemental Documents:  CV, Official UG Transcript, Unofficial GS Transcript

Faculty advisors will be asked to provide the following information (Faculty Supporting Application):

  • Relevance of the project to the ND Energy mission
  • Student funding since arriving to Notre Dame
  • Faculty funding from ND Energy and external funding agencies (last 3 years)
  • Fellowship amount 
  • Letter of recommendation


View our current and previous Eilers Graduate Scholars here.