The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships. The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame.
The following fellowship opportunities are currently open for applications.
- Faculty from the University of Notre Dame (ND) and either Dublin City University (DCU), University College Cork (UCC), University College Dublin (UCD), the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), or Trinity College Dublin (TCD) should submit a joint proposal, identifying co-advisors and the research plan. Two fellowships of $120,000 USD will be awarded to the faculty advisors for the students’ period of study. All applications are due by Friday, February 2, 2018.
- ND students can apply for a taught or research master’s degree at DCU, NUIG, TCD, UCC, or UCD. Fellowships include a full tuition waiver, as well as a $20,000 USD stipend for living expenses, plus cultural enrichment programming. All applications are due by Friday, February 2, 2018.
- Irish students from DCU, NUIG, TCD, UCC, or UCD can apply for a master’s degree in Notre Dame’s Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master’s (ESTEEM) Program. Fellowships include a full tuition waiver, a full health insurance subsidy for the sponsored student insurance plan, and a $17,000 USD stipend for living expenses, plus access to cultural enrichment programming. All applications are due by Thursday, March 1, 2018.
- Ten-week research experiences for ND students are available at DCU, TCD, UCC, or UCD. Fellowships include airfare, accommodation, a stipend, and cultural enrichment programming. This program will open for applications in the coming weeks; please check naughton.nd.edu for further details.
- Ten-week research experiences for Irish students from DCU, UCC, UCD, and TCD are available at the University of Notre Dame. Fellowships include airfare, accommodation, cultural enrichment programming, and a stipend for travel and living expenses. This program will open for applications in the coming weeks; please check naughton.nd.edu for further details.
Naughton Fellowship Committee Chair and Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Brian Baker, encourages all interested students to apply, stating, “The goal of the Naughton Fellowship program is to facilitate broad cross-cultural training for exceptional students, to stimulate collaborative research amongst the faculty, and to forge deeper, stronger ties between Ireland and the United States. This, coupled with time spent in either country makes for an exceptionally enriching program. I encourage all faculty members and undergraduate or graduate students who are interested in achieving these goals together with us to apply.”
The Naughton Fellowships allow students with a background in, or aptitude for, STEM fields to experience international research and educational opportunities through a funded exchange program involving the University of Notre Dame and some of Ireland’s leading research universities. Irish undergraduates, master’s students, and Ph.D. candidates can come to Notre Dame on the fellowship, while Notre Dame undergraduates, master’s students, and Ph.D. candidates can travel to Ireland to study and complete research. For more information, including full application details on each of the available programs, please see naughton.nd.edu.