Kyle Cowdrick, Undergraduate Researcher
Undergraduate Research

Liana Cramer, Boren Scholar
National Fellowships

Annual Sorin Scholar Dinner with the Provost
Sorin Scholars

CUSE Updates:

2nd Annual Sorin Scholars Lecture, Featuring Dr. Carl Ackermann

  • CUSE warmly invites you to join us for our 2nd Annual Sorin Scholars Lecture, where award-winning Professor Carl Ackermann will speak to students about how to pursue a personally fulfilling and socially impactful undergraduate experience while at Notre Dame. We hope this lecture will be useful for students discerning how to make the most of their undergraduate careers both in the classroom and beyond. See the flyer here: sorin_scholars_annual_lecture_2016.pdf​  

  • The lecture will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 7:00-8:00pm in Hesburgh Library’s Carey Auditorium, next to Au Bon Pain. It is free and open to the public.

Undergraduate Research Deadlines

  • The deadline for CUSE grant proposals for April is February 26, 2016. The deadline for Summer (May-August) is March 18, 2016. All proposals must be received by midnight on these dates 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.

CUSE Announces Specialty Grant Opportunities

Research Like A Champion

Emily Mediate, 2016 Rhodes Scholar

Peter Prindiville, Class of 2017 Mitchell Scholar

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

  • Notre Dame produced a record 14 Fulbright Students for 2015-2016; learn more about the Fulbright today!



From Science Labs to DPAC Stages: Opportunities for Scholarly Engagement Are Everywhere at ND

Author: Kathleen Schuler

Dominic Acri2

Dominic Acri is a sophomore taking full advantage of all that Notre Dame has to offer. He has a double major in Neuroscience & Behavior and Film, Television, and Theatre. He is a member of the Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars Program. He is a Writing Center tutor. He is a Student Intern on the Multicultural Student Programs and Services team. He works in the lab of Dr. Giles Duffield. And those are only the things he has done since he arrived on campus.

Dominic’s first exposure to Notre Dame came even earlier, however, after his junior year in high school.

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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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Workshop A: Getting Started in Research


Location: CUSE, 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, finding a faculty mentor, formulating a research question, and finding funding sources. All are welcome. There is no need to register in advance.…

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