Undergraduate Funding

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ISLA-Sponsored Undergraduate Research Travel, Summer 2021

ISLA will consider applications for summer projects in which the student will be housed in the local community (St. Joseph County) or on-campus provided the student has a project which justifies living on-campus. Faculty-led domestic research (e.g. field studies) and creative projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis. International travel will be considered only if it is faculty led and abides by CDC, State Department, and Notre Dame International guidelines and takes into consideration the conditions/regulations at the research site. ISLA expects all students to comply with local health and safety protocols when traveling. Projects, either domestic or international, with multiple destinations are considered higher risk than those with a single destination. All submitted projects that include travel must have a plan for how the applicant will follow CDC, University, and pertinent state and/or municipal COVID guidelines. All approved travel must be recorded in the Notre Dame Travel Registry and all airfare (both domestic and foreign) must be booked through Anthony Travel.  ISLA funds may not be used for any required quarantine periods when undertaking travel-based research projects.  These policies are subject to change. 3/8/21


Expanding Horizons

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) enables students to transcend the conventional boundaries of classroom learning and engage in hands-on research and creative projects. Administered by Notre Dame’s Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, UROP facilitates in-depth, self-directed learning by providing grants to support an array of needs associated with undergraduate projects.

UROP gives students the opportunity to design all aspects of their projects, from identifying a research topic or creative goal to developing a persuasive narrative, reasonable timetable, and appropriate budget. Each student is guided through this process by a faculty member of their choosing with the goal of forming a one-on-one interaction that can elevate the student-teacher relationship to that of colleagues working together on a subject of mutual interest. In all these respects, UROP gives the students in the College extraordinary opportunities to pursue scholarship and creative works that reflect their own interests and aspirations.

 

Academic Year Grants:

Academic year application deadline has now passed!

Please note: ISLA remains committed to our undergraduate programs, even while travel is currently prohibited due to COVID-19. All questions regarding University policies on domestic or international student travel should be directed to here.nd.edu

Virtual Conference Presentation Grant 

During the 2021 spring semester, ISLA will be supporting registration fees for online conferences, workshops, or seminars.  Funding is available up to $250.

How to Apply  

Research and Materials Grant

Research and Materials Grants support research activities and creative endeavors. Materials covered may include but are not limited to: books not available through ND libraries, remote archive/library services, art supplies, human subject payments, survey services, computer programming services, virtual language instruction fees, software, and costs associated with online skill acquisition. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a major in the College of Arts & Letters are eligible for Research & Material Grants. Students with minors in Arts and Letters disciplines may also apply if their supervising faculty member is in the College of Arts & Letters. 

Funding is available up to $1,000.

How to Apply 

Senior Thesis Grant

Senior Thesis Grants support research conducted to fulfill the requirements for a thesis. Like the Research & Materials Grants described above, senior thesis grants support expenses such as: books not available through ND libraries, remote archive/library services, art supplies, human subject payments, survey services, computer programming services, virtual language instruction fees, software, and costs associated with online skill acquisition. Juniors and seniors conducting a thesis under the direction of an Arts and Letters faculty member are eligible for Senior Thesis Grants. Kennedy Scholars wishing to support their senior thesis research should apply for the Kennedy Scholars Fellowship. 

Funding is available up to $1,500. How to Apply  

 

Please note: Each of our grants has post-award requirements

 

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