Notre Dame Graduate Student Named Newcombe Fellow for 2017

Author: Aaron Bell

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University of Notre Dame Ph.D. candidate in theology Craig Iffland has been named one of 21 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2017 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

The nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences, the Newcombe Fellowship addresses questions of ethical and religious values. Each fellow will receive a 12-month award of $25,000 to support their final year of dissertation work.

Iffland’s dissertation, Following and Not-Following the Divine Law, explores the definition of sin as a violation of divine law.

Graduate students interested in applying for external funding can learn more by visiting the Graduate School’s Office of Grants and Fellowships Research & Funding page or schedule an appointment by emailing to