2022 Slatt Application for External Students

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 broadening their understanding of major challenges and opportunities in energy production, distribution and use. 

The Slatt summer research experience is typically a 10-week, on-campus, program starting late May through July. We anticipate holding the summer 2022 program on campus, adhering to University guidelines and protocols related to COVID-19.  

View/Download: Summer 2022 Flyer

Award Amount and Eligibility

Up to three (3) fellowships of $5,000 each will be awarded to incoming juniors and seniors. Each award will be paid to the student as a stipend and may be used to assist with travel, housing, meals, and other related expenses as deemed necessary to perform the research project. Due to the limited number of awards, students from Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, and Xavier University of Louisiana will be given priority over applicants from other institutions. 

Important Dates
  • Early Application Process
    • Applications Accepted:  October 1 - November 15, 2021
    • Notifications Sent:  mid-December 2021
  • Final Application Process
    • Applications Accepted:  February 1 - 28, 2022
    • Notifications Sent:  mid-March
  • Program Dates:  mid-May through July (exact dates TBD)
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium:  July (exact date TBD)
  • Final Report Deadline:  mid-August (see template)
Application Criteria and Link 

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
  • Resume and Unofficial Transcript
Apply Now

For more information, view the 2021 Slatt summer instructions or contact Barbara Villarosa at 574-631-4776 or bvillaro@nd.edu.

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.