2021 Eilers Graduate


The Patrick and Jana Eilers Graduate Student Fellowship for Energy Related Research provides funding for graduate students engaged in existing or new energy-related research projects at the University of Notre Dame with ND Energy affiliated faculty or faculty who are willing to become affiliated. Approximately 4-6 awards are made annually between $4,000 to $10,000 each. Awards are used to support student stipends.

Application Process

Graduate students interested in applying for an Eilers Fellowship will complete an online application in collaboration with their faculty advisor. Faculty advisors will also complete an online supporting application on behalf of the student. Applications are accepted from October 1 to November 15, 5:00 PM (EST). Notifications are made in December.

Criteria and Application Links 

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

Since 2012, the Eilers Graduate Student Fellowship for Energy Related Research has been made possible through the generosity of Patrick (ND ’90) and Jana Eilers. Funding for the Eilers fellowship is also provided by The Fitzpatrick Endowment for Excellence for the Center for Energy, est. 2008 by Edward Fitzpatrick, Jr. ('54), and The Michael A. O'Sullivan Endowment for Excellence in Energy Research, est. 2014 by Michael A. O'Sullivan ('82).

Meet the 2021 Eilers Scholars