Select Fellowships

Each year, approximately 35 to 40 of Notre Dame’s top incoming doctoral students—among an entering class of about 470—are awarded one of the Graduate School’s select fellowships. While criteria for each fellowship differ, all recognize outstanding performance in undergraduate studies as well as promise in graduate studies and professional life.

All students who are accepted into doctoral programs at Notre Dame will be considered automatically for these fellowships. Selection of Fellows is competitive and based on nominations from the admitting departments.
 

Premier Fellowships:

  • The Richard and Peggy Notebaert Premier Fellowships
    • Full tuition
    • Stipend of $30,000 to $37,500, according to program, on a 12-month basis for up to five years
    • Full coverage of the University’s health insurance premium cost
    • Priority in accessing professional development funds

Presidential Fellowships:

Exchange Fellowships

  • Naughton Fellowships
    • Full tuition for Notre Dame graduates to attend one of four Universities in Ireland
    • Full tuition for students from Ireland to enroll in Notre Dame’s ESTEEM program
    • Master’s stipend of US$17,000 to $20,000
    • PhD and undergraduate fellowships also available

Special Fellowships:

  • Kinesis – Fernández Richards Family Fellowships
    • Full tuition
    • Stipend for doctoral students of $24,000 to $30,000, according to program, on a 12-month basis for up to five years;
    • Stipend for master’s students of $16,000 on a 12-month basis
    • Full coverage of the University’s health insurance premium cost
  • Gaia Fellowships
    • Full tuition
    • Stipend of $26,500 on a 12-month basis for up to five years
    • Full coverage of the University’s health insurance premium cost
  • Deans’ Fellowships
    • Full tuition
    • Stipend for incoming doctoral students of $26,500 to $30,000, depending on program, on a 12-month basis for up to five years
    • Stipend for master’s students of $15,000 on a 9-month basis
    • Full coverage of the University’s health insurance premium cost

Page last updated February 13, 2017.