ND Energy offers competitive research fellowships to undergraduate students affiliated with the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Consortium to conduct energy-related research during the summer at the University of Notre Dame. The Vincent P. Slatt Fellowships for Undergraduate Research in Energy Systems and Processes are awarded to students who have research interests in energy technologies and America’s energy future. Energy technologies 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. 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.
Up to three Slatt fellowships are awarded each year to AUC students. Each award is $5,000 and may be used to support the student's stipend and assist with travel, housing, meals, and other related expenses. The Slatt summer research experience is a 10-week program. Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. At the end of the program, students will present their research and submit a final report.
- Applications accepted in February
- Notifications made in March
- Program runs late May through July
- Students present research poster in July
- Students submit final report to ND Energy in August
Students will submit an online application with the following information:
- Summary of academic achievements
- Brief description of previous research experience
- Summary of career objectives
- List of energy interests and an essay about one topic
- Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor or mentor
SINCE 2012, SLATT FELLOWSHIPS FOR AUC STUDENTS 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.
The AUC is the world’s largest consortium of African American private institutions of higher education, designed to channel intellectual resources to the advancement of minority, economically disadvantaged, and under-served communities. Members of the consortium are Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.