Forgash Graduate

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The Forgash Fellowship for Solar Energy Research provides an award of $6,000 to a Notre Dame graduate student engaged in solar energy research with an ND Energy affiliated faculty member or a faculty member who is willing to become affiliated.

The annual application process is held October 1-November 15. Applicants are notified in December, and funding is available at the start of the award calendar-year. The award may be used to support the graduate student's stipend, purchase laboratory supplies, and travel for the student to present their research at a national conference.  


For questions about the fellowship or application process, please contact Barbara Villarosa at  


The Forgash Fellowship has been made possible since 2009 through the generosity of John (‘00) and Karla Forgash. View recent fellows and their research projects: 202220212020, 2019, 2018, 2017.

Meet the 2023 Forgash Fellow: