Research Communication

Promote your project 

Your Research Matters Graduate Training Model Final 202k jpgYour Research Matters, You Matter

Because Your Research Matters, it should be positioned before public audiences on platforms of distinction. For that reason, we are dedicated to helping you promote your value and potential as a scholar, win competitive funding and prestigious awards to extend your studies, and develop prestige. With the help of campus partners, we have enabled students to win major fellowships, identify funding sources for conference travel, obtain grants for research excursions, gain recognition and awards from national and international organizations, and much more.

Towards the goal of helping you promote your research, the Office of Grants and Fellowships offers full-time, dedicated support exclusively to graduate students. Its award-winning team features fellowship consultants from a range of academic disciplines, including engineering, the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The team provides workshops, one-on-one consultations, boot camps, a large collection of grant-writing resources, and more. The Writing Center also supports students' abilities to promote their accomplishments, working with students in a variety of writing capacities.

Our approach to application support places emphasis on training students communicate the significance of their research to broad audiences both within and outside of their fields. Through improved articulation of scope and impact, students develop deeper understandings of their own work and enhance their abilities to present polished public personas and gain external recognition. They also win funding awards that enable them to extend their academic work into international contexts. This type of training promotional training supports students’ professionalization, and challenges them to think about how their contributions will serve as a force for good in their careers as exemplars and leaders outside of Notre Dame.

Office of Grants and Fellowships

Staffed by a team of award-winning, multidisciplinary fellowship consultants, the Office of Grants and Fellowships' primary role is to empower students to win internal and nationally competitive funding to support research. Through the consultative process, students enhance teaching skills by learning to distill their research and communicate its significant to a wide audience. After working with the Office, students report improved clarity in the classroom and success presenting their research to non-specialist audiences, such as the Shaheen Three Minute Thesis competition. 

The Writing Center

Through one-on-one consultations with experienced tutors, the Writing Center helps students become better teachers and communicators by helping students improve writing projects from all levels and academic backgrounds. Schedule a one-on-one consultation or consider signing up for the Writing Center's Thesis & Dissertation Camp (supported dually by Hesburgh Libraries). A full list of the Writing Center's resources for graduate students may be found here.

Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA)

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) awards funding that enables liberal arts students to learn, teach, and research outside of the University. The Office of Grants and Fellowships can help students develop competitive applications to win funding from ISLA.