Due to COVID-19, CUSE will be operating remotely at least through the end of 2020. We are still available for advising appointments, however, via Zoom or phone, and you can reach us via email or phone with questions during working hours. Although we will obviously be unable to hold in-person events, we intend to be just as available to our students and alumni as we would be if we were working from campus. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

(NOTE: Due to COVID-19, CUSE scholarly engagement funding is on hold. If you're an undergraduate who wishes to inquire about potential funding for a scholarly engagement project, please email us at cuse@nd.edu.)


"Scholarly engagement" refers to any activities that build on scholarship in order to engage with the world. Typical examples of scholarly engagement activities include research, internships, and service learning.

"Scholarly discernment" is the process of determining one's intellectual interests.

"National fellowships" are nationally competitive (and therefore prestigious) opportunities that provide funding in support of postgraduate study, research, or service.

Mission Statement

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, or CUSE, guides Notre Dame undergraduates in the process of scholarly discernment and advises them on how best to

  • identify or create opportunities for experiential learning, especially research,
  • secure University and external funding to support such opportunities,
  • and prepare competitive applications for national fellowships,

all with the aim of transforming themselves and their communities in the pursuit of human flourishing and the common good.

CUSE: Who We Are and What We Do

The work of CUSE is focused on advising related to undergraduate research, applications for national fellowships, and our Sorin Scholars program. Read more about who we are and what we do.