National Fellowships

National Fellowships are highly prestigious, nationally competitive awards that provide funding for study, research, teaching, or internships in the U.S. and abroad.

If you'd like to learn more about national fellowships, here are your next steps:

  1. Current undergraduates should review our planning and preparation advice, Notre Dame alumni should start here.
  2. Explore the Fellowships Flowchart (page 1 of which is pictured below) to see what fellowships you're eligible for. 
  3. See the Fellowships Information page to learn more about each fellowship and how to apply.
  4. To find other fellowships, browse Additional Opportunities
  5. Make a scholarly discernment appointment if you have any questions. 

The fellowship application process can seem overwhelming at first. At CUSE, our goal is to help undergraduates and alumni with every stage of the process, including identifying relevant opportunities, preparing to apply, drafting and revising application material, offering advice to recommendation writers, and practicing interview skills. 


Fellowships FlowchartClick to download the 2-page version, which includes descriptions of the fellowships.