Kyle Cowdrick, Undergraduate Researcher
Undergraduate Research

Liana Cramer, Boren Scholar
National Fellowships

Annual Sorin Scholar Dinner with the Provost
Sorin Scholars

CUSE Updates:

Emily Mediate, 2016 Rhodes Scholar

  • Congratulations to Emily! A 2015 graduate from the College of Arts and Letters, Emily is the 17th Rhodes Scholar from Notre Dame, and the University's second in two years! Learn more about how to apply for the Rhodes here, and read more about Emily using the links below.

Undergraduate Research Deadlines

  • The deadline for CUSE grant proposals for February is January 4, 2016. All proposals must be received by midnight on that date to be considered for funding. Visit our funding pages for more information. If you're looking for inspiration, check out some of the profiles in our Student Spotlight section.

  • Please note that several of our funding and application policies have changed. Especially if you have previously applied for a CUSE grant, be sure to review the funding policies before applying again.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

  • Notre Dame has produced a record 16 Fulbright Students for 2015-2016; learn more about the Fulbright today!

Alex Coccia, 2015 Rhodes Scholar

  • In this video, Alex discusses the role that CUSE played in his pursuit of scholarly engagement at Notre Dame. We hope that his story will inspire you to learn more about CUSE's efforts related to undergraduate research and national fellowships. We invite you to visit the Center to explore your own interests and passions.



Collecting DNA by spider web - ND alumnus publishes undergrad research

Author: Kathleen Schuler

"The summer after my freshman year, I remember I was processing deer mice in an old garage in Nebraska where I was assisting with field work during my internship at Harvard University," said Xu. "I looked around and saw there were spider webs clinging everywhere. After a year of working with eDNA in Dr. Lodge’s lab at Notre Dame, I thought to myself, 'If you can find DNA of fish in the water it's swimming in, there has to be DNA of spiders and maybe even their dinner on spider webs.'"

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Notre Dame’s Emily Mediate named Rhodes Scholar

Author: Sue Lister

Emily Mediate

Emily Mediate, a 2015 University of Notre Dame graduate, has been selected to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2016. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mediate was one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 869 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. She is Notre Dame’s 17th Rhodes Scholar, and will commence her studies at Oxford University in October 2016.

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Workshop B: Crafting a Strong Grant Proposal


Location: CUSE, 110 Brownson Hall

Do you need funds to undertake a research project, conference presentation, unpaid internship, or service project? Workshop B will introduce you to the array of ND grants designed to support undergraduate intellectual and creative endeavors outside the classroom. The workshop will help you identify the best funding source for your project and help you craft a compelling application. Appropriate for all undergraduates from all colleges applying to all Notre Dame funding sources. There is no need to register in advance.…

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