The Kellogg and Kroc Institutes announce a Research Grants Program for undergraduate students at Notre Dame during the summer. The grants are intended for juniors whose interests include a clear international dimension related to the Kellogg Institute's themes or the themes of the Kroc Institute. Several grants of up to $5,000 each (in exceptional, justifiable cases, the Kellogg Institute may increase this amount) will be awarded for research abroad or, if demonstrably appropriate, in the United States. Applicants are required to notify the Kellogg Institute of any funding received from another source. If duplicate funding is received, the Institute may adjust the award.

“The skills I have developed and the academic growth I have undergone provide me with a strong foundation to pursue my future endeavors, both in my senior year at the University and post graduation.”

—Lauran Feist ’16 (Political Science/International Economics)


Students must be in their junior year of studies at Notre Dame and be in good academic standing. They must have the endorsement and pledge of supervision from a faculty member. Freshman and sophomores seeking to do research in Africa, Asia or Latin America should see Experiencing the World Fellowships.

Students selected for the program will begin preparing for their summer experience through a series of orientations with the Institute.

To apply for a grant, please go to our application page.


Any publication of the student's work resulting from this grant must include an appropriate acknowledgment of the Undergraduate Research Grants Program. Although no one form is required, we recommend the following:

This [research, et al.] is made possible in part by support from the Undergraduate Research Grants Program of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.

Human Subjects Research

Any project that involves the use of human subjects must be approved by the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board. For details of the procedures, please go to http://or.nd.edu/research-compliance/.

Note that many frequently asked questions are answered at http://or.nd.edu/research-compliance/human-subjects-research/student-research-faq/

Committee approval must be completed and submitted to the Kellogg Institute before funding can be received.

Students are strongly encouraged to attend Research Workshops provided by the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) to strengthen their proposals. See CUSE Workshops to learn the details.

For questions about the program, please contact Assistant Director Holly Rivers ([email protected]) at 631-6023.

Research Assistance

Students are strongly encouraged to seek guidance when planning their proposals and preparing to carry out their research. The following are some available options here on campus.

Research Methods for Fieldwork in the Developing World, taught by Erin Metz McDonnell.

It is strongly recommended that students attend a grant writing workshop offered by the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE). These workshops take place every Monday and Tuesday from January 13 through February 24 in Brownson Hall from 4:00 to 5:00pm. See http://cuse.nd.edu/ to learn the details.

2017 Deadline: Monday, February 27