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The Vincent P. Slatt Fellowships for Undergraduate Research in Energy Systems and Processes are awarded annually to undergraduate students at the University of Notre Dame who are interested in conducting energy-related research in the areas of energy technologies and America’s energy future. Energy technologies can range from a means to improving the use of fossil, nuclear, and alternative energy sources for power or fuels production to the development of more efficient transportation and energy utilization systems. Research projects should focus on creating better energy systems and devices or strengthening America’s energy future through the development of policies and infrastructure to support new technologies.

Approximately 13 awards of up to $5,000 per student are made each year to support student stipends, research supplies, and travel for students to present their research at a national conference or meeting. Interested students submit an online application in cooperation with their faculty advisor who also submits a separate supporting application. The role of the faculty advisor is to help the student articulate the goals of the research project and to guide and direct the student in pursuit of solving major energy issues through research and analytical study.   

Important Dates
  • Applications accepted in February
  • Notifications sent in March
  • Funding available in May
  • Opportunities for students to present their research on campus are usually in May and July
  • Final reports by students are due to ND Energy in April or August
Application Process

Student applications require the following information:  APPLY HERE

  • Project title
  • Brief statement describing the student's career objectives and how the student's role in this research will help him/her achieve his/her career goals
  • Copy of the student's resume and his/her unofficial transcripts
  • Project description with major research objectives and a list of primary tasks associated with each objective

Supporting applications require the following information:  APPLY HERE

  • Relevance of the project to the ND Energy mission
  • Project period (summer months are optimal, yet projects may begin or continue into the fall and spring semesters)
  • Desired fellowship amount*
  • Letter of recommendation, including the importance of the research project to the energy landscape at Notre Dame and the strengths the student will bring to the project

*The student earnings ceiling from the Office of Financial Aid may be helpful to determine the stipend amount.


Undergraduate students from the Atlanta University Center Consortium interested in applying for a Slatt Fellowship to conduct energy-related research during the summer at Notre Dame should complete a separate application. Only sophomore and junior students are eligible to apply. For more information, view the Program Guidelines for AUC Students or go directly to the online application and apply.

For more information, contact Barbara Villarosa at 574-631-4776 or

Since 2006, Slatt Fellowships have been made possible through the generosity of Christopher (ND ’80) and Jeanine Slatt in honor of Vincent P. Slatt, Notre Dame Class of 1943.