CUSE Updates:


2018 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship Applications now open!

  • Thirty projects in nanotechnology are available to choose from, and the program is open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.
  • The fellowships are full time (40 hours/week) and provide a total stipend of $6,000 over a 10-week period. Complete program details, project descriptions, and application instructions are available on the NDnano website at:
  • The application deadline is Wednesday, February 7th at 8:00 am

STEM Students: Spend a Postgraduate Year Earning a Master's in Ireland

  • The Naughton Fellowship provides funding for exceptional undergraduates with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete a taught or research master’s degree at one of Ireland's leading universities.
  • Fellowships include a full tuition waiver, as well as a $20,000 USD stipend for living expenses, plus cultural enrichment programming. All applications are due by Friday, February 2, 2018.

Sociology Major Uses Marketing Internship to Help Former Human Trafficking Victims

  • Check out our most recent student spotlight story on Junior Sociology major Victoria Erdel here

Priority Academic Break Funding Deadlines


    CUSE has instituted priority grant application deadlines for academic year breaks. In order to ensure that your application has the best possible chance to receive funding, you are strongly encouraged to submit your completed application by the dates below. While applications submitted after this date may still be reviewed, CUSE does not guarantee that funding will be available or that the committee will have time to review your application and make a decision before you travel. Please review our deadlines page for more information.

    Priority Winter Break                November 15, 2017                        
    Priority Spring Break February 7, 2018

New CUSE Grant Policies in Effect for 2017-2018

  • NO deadlines for academic year grant applications and recommendation letters. The deadline to submit a complete application for a summer grant is March 9, 2018.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and can be submitted at any time.
  • Applications WILL NOT be reviewed until ALL required application materials and necessary approvals have been submitted to CUSE. Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.

  • View our funding policy page for the most current information.


Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program supports Notre Dame students’ creative projects and research endeavors

Author: Teagan Dillon

From the capital of Uganda, to American Indian reservations, to museums across the country, Notre Dame students travel around the world to carry out academic projects with help from the College of Arts and Letters’ Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. With UROP’s financial support, students are able to engage in on-site research that can be used as the basis for a variety of independent projects, including a senior thesis. The experiences made possible through UROP not only lead to meaningful results, but also provide students with valuable life experiences they might not otherwise have.

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Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshop


Location: 110 Brownson Hall

In this workshop we will explore why and how to get started on a research project or creative endeavor at Notre Dame. We will discuss strategies for discovering your scholarly interests and passions, formulating a research question, finding a faculty mentor, and planning your research trajectory. All are welcome. No RSVP necessary.…

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Writing A Strong Grant Proposal Workshop


Location: 110 Brownson Hall

Do you need funds to undertake a research project, conference presentation, unpaid internship, or service project? This workshop will introduce you to the array of ND grants designed to support undergraduate intellectual and creative endeavors outside the classroom. The workshop will review the various components of a grant application and provide guided instruction to help you craft a compelling project proposal.  Appropriate for all undergraduates from all colleges applying to all Notre Dame funding sources. No RSVP necessary.…

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