Each year, the Graduate School presents several major awards at Notre Dame Commencement. These include the James A. Burns, C.S.C. Award, the Director of Graduate Studies Award, the Graduate Administrative Staff Member Award, and the Distinguished Graduate Alumnus Award. Last year, the Graduate School also conferred the inaugural Notebaert Award.
The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships. The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame.
Kellogg Institute PhD Fellow Stefanie Israel de Souza (sociology), who is also a 2017-18 Kellogg Dissertation Year Fellow, has been awarded a $20,000 Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowship.