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The Vincent P. Slatt Fellowships for Undergraduate Research in Energy Systems and Processes provide opportunities for undergraduate students at Notre Dame and other select universities across the United States to conduct energy-related research with ND Energy affiliated faculty members or faculty who are willing to become affiliated. 

Approximately 13 awards of up to $5,000 per student are made annually. Awards are used to support student stipends, supplies, and travel for students to present their research at national conferences and meetings. Students who conduct research during the summer months may use their award for housing, meals, and transportation. 

Interested students will complete an online application in collaboration with their faculty advisor, who will also complete an online supporting application on behalf of the student. The role of the faculty advisor is to help the student articulate the goals of the research project and to guide and direct the students in pursuit of solving major energy issues through research and discovery. 

Looking for a research project?  View the following list of research groups that were represented during the 2019 Sustainability Expo. These are ND Energy affiliated faculty members who have openings within their laboratories and would be interested in meeting to discuss research interests and projects. Burns Research GroupGuo Research Group (CISTAR), Gupta Research GroupHicks Research Group (CISTAR), Hixon Research GroupLightcap Research GroupMechtenberg Research GroupPtasinska Research GroupSchneider Research Group (CISTAR)  

Announcing a new application process for Slatt undergraduate research fellowships ...

Applications for Slatt fellowships will be accepted over a 5-month period from October 1 to February 28 (or until all fellowships are awarded). Applications will be reviewed twice during this time with notifications made in December and March. By having an extended application process, we hope to provide more opportunities for students from Notre Dame and other universities to gain a deeper understanding of energy-related issues and topics through research and discovery with our affiliated faculty members. We also hope this will encourage more students to choose the summer research option, which is optimal for learning and delving deeper into research projects without the distraction of classes, exams, and other educational events and extracurricular activities.

Academic Year Research (Students interested in starting their research in the spring semester should follow this schedule. Students may choose to extend their research projects to the summer and/or fall semesters.) 

  • October 1 – November 15, 5 PM (EST):  Applications accepted for academic year research starting in spring 2020
  • December:  Notifications made for academic year research 
  • January:  Funding available for academic year research 

Summer Research (Students interested in conducting research during the summer or fall semesters should follow this schedule. Notre Dame students may choose to extend their summer research projects to the fall semester.)

  • November 16 – February 28, 5 PM (EST):  Applications accepted for summer research in 2020
  • March:  Notifications made for summer research
  • May:  Funding available for summer research

Application Links

For more information about the Slatt Fellowship, contact Barbara Villarosa at 574-631-4776 or

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

Meet the 2020 Slatt Scholars