Conference presentation grants allow students to travel to a regional, national, or international conference or symposium for the purposes of presenting the results of their faculty-mentored research. The purpose of this opportunity is to allow students to participate in professional development that will have an impact on their academic and/or career goals. Browse the list below to discover the centers and institutes that fund conference presentations.
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 College of Science
The College of Science provides funding for its undergraduate students to perform academic year and summer research, research assistantships, and conference presentations. One of the spotlighted funding opportunities is the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) which provides science students the opportunity to work in labs at Notre Dame or abroad. Another prominent award, supported in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Engineering, is the Da Vinci Grant Program, which funds students for interdisciplinary research or research assistantships.
The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA)
The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts seeks to build, sustain, and renew faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences and enhance intellectual life on campus. ISLA funds undergraduates from the College of Arts and Letters for academic year and summer research, research assistantships, and conference presentations through its Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). The institute also sponsors two special grants for undergraduates. The Social Justice in the Marketplace grant funds research and research apprenticeships on the relationship between market forces and social justice. The Sciola Grant for Undergraduate Research in Italy supports research in Italy on the impacts of Catholic tradition on Italian artistic culture.
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 Nanovic Institute for European Studies
The Nanovic Institute is an interdisciplinary center that supports academic year and summer research, internships, research apprenticeships, service learning, conference attendance, and language study in Europe or about European Studies.
The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies
The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies promotes Asian Studies and connections with Asia amongst students and faculty. As part of this effort, they provide winter break and summer funding for undergraduates to conduct research, internships, conference presentations, and language study in Asia or on Asian Studies. Preference for funding is given to students working toward an Asian Studies major or minor.
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 be Irish Studies minors or in Irish language or literature classes.
The Center for Sustainable Energy (ND Energy)
The Center for Sustainable Energy provides resources to develop energy-related research, education, and outreach for Notre Dame and the surrounding community. ND Energy supports two funding awards for academic year and summer undergraduate research, research apprenticeships, and conference presentation. The Slatt Undergraduate Research Fellowship is for students interested in energy technologies and America's energy future. The Forgash Undergraduate Student Fellowship is for students interested specifically in solar energy.
The Glynn Family Honors Program
The Glynn Family Honors Program provides talented undergraduates special classes and mentorship from distinguished faculty. They also provide their students with both academic year and summer funding for research, internships, research assistantships, service learning, conference presentations, and language study.
The Kellogg Institute for International Studies
The Kellogg Institute is an interdisciplinary center that supports research on democracy and human development, as well as other research themes important around the globe. The center will fund students in its International Scholars Program for conference presentations.