Jeffrey Thibert, Paul and Maureen Stefanick Director

Dr. Thibert identifies promising candidates for national fellowships, helps these candidates discern which opportunities fit best with their interests and goals, and advises them throughout all stages of the application process. His goal is to ensure that the reflection and preparation that goes into the fellowship process has value for applicants, whether or not they win the awards. Read more.

Dr. Thibert advises students on the following fellowships:

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  • Churchill and Gates Cambridge Scholarships
  • Goldwater Scholarship
  • Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarships 
  • Luce Scholars Program, Schwarzman Scholars Program, Yenching Academy

Dr. Thibert also advises juniors and seniors with general fellowships inquiries. He handles other fellowships inquiries as well.

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Yvonne Mikuljan, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research

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Dr. Mikuljan advises students on the following fellowships:

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  • Beinecke Scholarship
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program Study/Research

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Elise Rudt, National Fellowships Program Coordinator

Elise advises students at Notre Dame applying for fellowships opportunities abroad.  Read more.

Elise advises students on the following fellowships:


  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)
  • Truman Scholarship
  • Freeman-ASIA, and Gilman Scholarship
  • Boren Scholarship, and Critical Language Scholarship
  • Udall Scholarship
  • US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes

Elise also advises first-years and sophomores on general fellowships inquiries.

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Kathleen Schuler, Student Programming Coordinator

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Kati advises students on the following fellowship, in collaboration with Elise Rudt.

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  • US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes