Conference Attendance

Conference attendance grants allow students to travel to a regional, national, or international conference or symposium for the purposes of discernment, research, networking, or professional development. The purpose of this opportunity is to allow students to attend academic conferences to learn about a specific discipline or practice, even when they have no work to present. Browse the list below to discover the centers and institutes that fund conference attendance.


The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE)
The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement promotes the intellectual development of Notre Dame undergraduates through scholarly engagement. As part of this mission, we fund students from all year levels and colleges during both the academic year and summer for research and creative endeavors, internships, research apprenticeships, service learning, conference attendance and presentation, and scholarly immersion/discernment.

The First Year of Studies (FYS)
As part of NDignite, The First Year of Studies funds both academic year and summer research and creative endeavors, internships, research apprenticeships, service learning, conference attendance and presentation, language study, and scholarly immersion/discernment to introduce first-year students to undergraduate research at Notre Dame.

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is committed to the study and understanding of Irish culture. To further that goal, they fund undergraduates for summer research, internships, conference presentation and attendance, and language study in Ireland. Students do not have to have to be Irish Studies minors or in Irish language or literature classes.