Select Fellowships

Each year, approximately 35 to 40 of Notre Dame’s top 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: 2012-2013

  • 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 six years
    • Full coverage of the University’s health insurance premium cost
    • Priority in accessing professional development funds

Presidential Fellowships: 2012-2013

Exchange Fellowships

Special Fellowships: 2012-2013

  • Fernández 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 $26,000 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 $24,000 to $28,000, depending on program, on a 12-month basis for up to five years
    • Stipend for master’s students of $12,500 on a 9-month basis
    • Full coverage of the University’s health insurance premium cost
  • Mellon Fellows in Religion
    • Full tuition
    • A stipend at the base stipend level up through the Notebaert stipend level
    • A summer stipend of $3,000 to $5,000 for four years