Today, at a special symposium in Dublin, Ireland, the University of Notre Dame officially opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships.
Now in its fifteenth year, the prestigious fellowship program provides Notre Dame undergraduate and masters-level students the opportunity to conduct research or complete a program of study in Ireland as well as for Irish students to study or complete research at Notre Dame. The program also offers the opportunity for faculty members at Notre Dame and Irish universities to partner on advanced research projects.
Naughton Fellowship Committee Chair and Coleman Professor of Life Sciences in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Brian Baker, said, “In this fifteenth year of the Naughton Fellowships, we are expecting bigger and better things—deeper collaborations, more impactful discoveries, more transformative learning experiences. We encourage all well-qualified faculty and students to apply to be a part of this tradition and continue to strengthen connections between Irish universities and the University of Notre Dame.”
One of the most prestigious experiences abroad offered by the University, the Naughton Fellowships enable students and faculty to engage in groundbreaking research and scholarship in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The following opportunities are currently open for applications.
Ten-week STEM 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 December 15, 2023.
Ten-week STEM 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 December 15, 2023.
ND students can apply for an instructional (taught) or research STEM 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 January 29, 2024.
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 January 29.
Now in its fourth year, the Faculty Research Accelerator Program is also accepting applications. This program aims to catalyze and support faculty collaborations in order to advance collaborative STEM research, enhance training for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, 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. 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 April 5, 2024.
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.
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