Slatt Application Process for Students from Other Universities

2019 Ugs SympProf. Yamil Colon (c) with Norbert Ramos (l) and Erick Mendez (r), students from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez.

The Vincent P. Slatt Fellowship for Undergraduate Research in Energy Systems and Processes provides summer research opportunities for undergraduate students from other universities to conduct energy-related research with ND Energy affiliated faculty at the University of Notre Dame. Students participate in cutting-edge research programs, as well as professional development and networking events, while enjoying the beautiful campus of Notre Dame.

The Slatt summer research experience is a 10-week program starting in mid-May and running through July.

Approximately 3 awards of $5,000 per student are made annually to incoming juniors and seniors. Each award is paid to the student as a stipend and may be used to assist with travel, housing, meals, and other related expenses. Due to the limited number of awards and our current relationships, students from Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, and Xavier University of Louisiana are encouraged to apply and will be given priority to other institutions. 

Applications will be accepted for summer 2021 starting mid November.

Important Dates
  • November 16 – February 28, 5 PM (EST):  Applications accepted for summer 2021
  • March:  Notifications made for summer research
  • May (when program begins):  Funding available for summer research
  • July:  Scholars present a research poster during the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • August:  Final report due (see template)
Application Criteria

Students will submit an online application to include the following information:

  • Research Interests
  • Academic Achievements and Research Experience
  • Career Goals
  • Short Essay on Energy Topic
  • Recommendation Letter from Faculty Advisor/Mentor
Application Link (Application link reopens November 16)

For more information, view the 2019 program guide.or contact Barbara Villarosa at 574-631-4776 or

Since 2012, Slatt Fellowships for external applicants have been made possible through the generosity of Christopher ('80) and Jeanine Slatt in honor of Vincent P. Slatt, Notre Dame Class of 1943.