The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships. The prestigious international fellowship program provides funding for exceptional undergraduate and masters students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame (ND). Faculty are also encouraged to apply through the research accelerator program, which aims to catalyze and support research collaborations between ND and Ireland.
The following opportunities are currently open for applications.
Ten-week research experiences for ND students are available at Dublin City University (DCU), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University College Cork (UCC), University College Dublin (UCD), and the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). Fellowships include airfare, accommodation, health insurance, a stipend, and cultural enrichment programming. All applications are due by Friday, February 18, 2022.
Ten-week research experiences for Irish students from DCU, NUIG, TCD, UCC, and UCD are available at ND. Fellowships include a stipend for travel and living expenses. To be considered, please contact your faculty supervisor in Ireland, as they will select students to put forward. All student names must be submitted by Friday, February 18, 2022.
ND students can apply for an instructional (taught) or research master’s degree at DCU, NUIG, TCD, UCC, or UCD. Fellowships include a full tuition waiver, as well as a $20,000 USD stipend for living expenses, plus cultural enrichment programming. All applications are due by Friday, February 18, 2022.
Irish students from DCU, NUIG, TCD, UCC, or UCD can apply for a master’s degree in Notre Dame’s Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master’s (ESTEEM) Program. Fellowships include a full tuition waiver, a full health insurance subsidy for the sponsored student insurance plan, and a $17,000 USD stipend for living expenses, plus access to cultural enrichment programming. All applications are due by Monday, January 31, 2022.
Now in its second year, the Faculty Research Accelerator Program is also accepting applications. This program aims to catalyze and support faculty collaborations in order to advance collaborative research and foster deeper and stronger ties between Irish research institutions and ND, as well as between the two countries.
Proposals may request up to $120,000 USD in funding. To best facilitate joint research, a variety of uses may be proposed and full details are available at naughton.nd.edu. Regardless of intended use, research excellence, the scope of the cross-institutional participation, and the potential for sustained collaborations will be guiding principles and key review criteria for the faculty program. All applications are due by Friday, February 18, 2022.
Speaking about the program, Naughton Fellowship Committee Chair and Coleman Professor of Life Sciences in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Brian Baker, said, “While we recognize there is still a long road ahead of us in the fight against COVID-19, we remain committed to the importance of international exchange. Therefore, I am thrilled to see the return of the Naughton Fellowship Program to its full capacity this year and encourage interested and well-qualified applicants to apply.”
The Naughton Fellowships allow researchers with a background in, or aptitude for, STEM fields to experience international research and educational opportunities through a funded exchange program involving the University of Notre Dame and some of Ireland’s leading research universities. Irish undergraduates and master’s students can come to Notre Dame on the fellowship, while Notre Dame undergraduates and master’s students can travel to Ireland to study and complete research. Faculty from the two countries can also participate in funded research collaborations. For more information, including full application details on each of the available programs, please see naughton.nd.edu.