Office of Grants and Fellowships

The Office of Grants and Fellowships offers a diverse array of events: workshops, lecture-based information sessions, round table discussions, and one-on-one support for fellowships work. We address topics, opportunities, and skills relevant to all graduate students. Whether you are a specialist in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or STEM fields, whether you are a first-year Master's student or final-year Ph.D. candidate, we can help you secure funding and take the next step towards your career goals. View our list of upcoming events to find the best fit for you!

Ready to meet one-on-one with a fellowship consultant? View the policies on our Contact the Team page to make an appointment. 

Funding and Award Opportunities

There are different types of funding and awards available to students at all levels of graduate work. These funds may be used towards research, travel abroad, conference participation, language acquisition, and other professional development opportunities, depending on the award.
Typically, grants are awards that provide money to pursue a specific project within a given timeframe. Fellowships offer financial support for a scholar to do his/her work and to grow as a professional in his/her field. Awards recognize the value of a scholar's work, innovation, and academic merit and may or may not have a monetary component. 
See a sampling of upcoming deadlines here. Additional awards can be found on our Canvas page and on the Pivot database.

External Funding

External funding is given by societies, foundations, government agencies, and other entities, and is open to scholars from any institution who are eligible under that funding agency's criteria. Otherwise known as nationally competitive awards, external funding is a way to position yourself as a leading scholar in your field, whether you are just beginning your graduate career, are in dissertation research and writing, or are close to the end of your degree and exploring career options. Explore external opportunities here

Internal Grants

Internal grants, like the GSPDA, and fellowships, like the Nanovic Institute Dissertation Fellowship are offered through institutes and departments at Notre Dame. They are restricted to Notre Dame students only. Explore internal opportunities here

Grant Writing Resources

The Office of Grants and Fellowships offers a number of resources uniquely created and tailored for Notre Dame graduate students to assist with all levels of grant writing and professional development.  

Email to request access to the resources below.

Contact the Team 

Visit the Grants and Fellowships team page to meet our consultants and schedule an appointment.