Eilers Graduate

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. Awards must be used to support student stipends. Students interested in applying for an Eilers award must complete an online application in cooperation with their faculty advisor. 

Important Dates

  • Announcement sent in September.
  • Applications accepted in October.
  • Notifications made in November.
  • Funding available in January.

Application Process

Student applications will be submitted online and will require the following information: 

  • 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, undergraduate and graduate transcripts

Faculty supporting applications will be submitted online and will require the following information:

  • Relevance of the project to the ND Energy mission
  • Funding source(s) for graduate student since arriving to Notre Dame
  • Current/previous funding provided by ND Energy (last 3 years)
  • Current/previous funding provided by external agencies (last 3 years)
  • Desired fellowship amount 
  • Letter of recommendation

For more information, contact Barbara Villarosa at 574-631-4776 or bvillaro@nd.edu

Since 2012, the Eilers fellowship has been made possible through the generosity of Patrick (ND ’90) and Jana Eilers.