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The Vincent P. Slatt Fellowship for Undergraduate Research in Energy Systems and Processes provides multiple awards of up to $2,500 per student, per semester, and up to $8,500 per student for summer research. Slatt Fellowships support undergraduate students at Notre Dame and from minority-serving academic institutions (summer only) who are interested in conducting energy-related research with ND Energy faculty affiliates or faculty who are willing to become affiliated. Slatt Scholars also receive a one-time travel award of up to $1,000 up to 6 months after their award-year to present their research at a national conference. 

The annual application process begins October 1-November 15 for spring- and fall-semester and summer fellowships. Students are notified in December with funding available prior to the start of their research project. Semester awards support student stipends and laboratory supplies if needed. See below for summer award information. Final applications for summer and fall-semester fellowships are accepted February 1-28. Students are notified in March with funding available prior to the start of their research project. 

Summer Slatt Fellowships

Notre Dame students and students from minority-serving academic institutions may submit applications for Summer Slatt Fellowships during the annual application process. Summer scholars conduct energy-related research over a 10-week period with ND Energy faculty affiliates on Notre Dame's campus. The summer program usually starts in late May and ends in July. Summer awards support student stipends and provide an allowance for housing, meals, and travel if needed. Summer scholars also participate in professional development workshops and social events with students from other programs and are required to present their research projects at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.

View the short videos below to see why YOU should apply for summer research at Notre Dame:  


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Slatt Fellowships have been made possible since 2006 through the generosity of Christopher (’80) and Jeanine Slatt in honor of Vincent P. Slatt, Notre Dame Class of 1943. View recent scholars and their research projects: 2022202120202019, 2018, 2017.

Meet the 2023 Slatt Scholars: