Is the NURF program open to students outside of Notre Dame?
Yes! We welcome applications from undegraduate students at any university in the U.S. or abroad. (For purposes of the NURF program, undergraduates are students who will not yet have completed their undergraduate studies at the start of their summer fellowship.)
Does the Fellowship include housing and meals for the summer? Or transportation to the University?
No. Students will receive a $5,250 stipend over the course of the 10-week fellowship. NDnano does not cover the cost of transportation to the University, housing, or meals. Students can live off-campus; or on-campus housing and meal plans are available. For more information, visit http://www.nd.edu/~sumsess/
What are the dates of the 10-week fellowship?
For the 2013 NURF program, students may start their research as early as May 13 or work as late as August 9. Fellowship recipients will determine the exact dates of their research in conjunction with their faculty mentor. Memorial Day (May 27) and Independence Day (July 4) are paid holidays. Please see the additional information below regarding the availability of dorms, meal plans, and places to eat on campus in the summer; there is limited availability before the end of May.
How many hours per week will I work?
The NDnano Fellowships are full-time (40 hours/week). Students will set their work schedule with their faculty mentor.
Can I have another on-campus job if I'm part of the NURF program?
The University allows students to work a maximum of 40 hours per week during the summer (all campus jobs combined).
Can I take classes during the summer session while doing research?
Yes, as long as it is approved by your NURF faculty mentor. In some cases, you may need to work additional days if you are not able to work the full 40 hours/week while taking a class.
I'm a student at a university outside the U.S. If I'm awarded a Fellowship, will I need a visa?
Yes, you will need a visa in order to receive the stipend. NDnano will assist with the visa process for students who are awarded a Fellowship. Also, if you don't already have a passport, you should apply for one as soon as possible.
Will I get credit for the Fellowship?
If I receive a Fellowship, what paperwork will I need to complete?
Students who receive and accept a Fellowship will receive detailed instructions regarding registration, housing/meals, safety training, and employment verification documentation. Also, visiting students will receive additional instructions when they arrive on campus (ID card, banking, student account, Social Security number for international students, etc.)
What are my on-campus housing options? How much does it cost to live in the dorms?
On-campus housing is available in the summer for students who are registered. Air-conditioned dorms and dorms without air-conditioning are available. Visit the Summer Session website for information about housing costs:
PLEASE NOTE that although students may select their 10-week fellowship to fall anywhere between May 13 and August 9, on-campus summer housing is only available May 20 - August 3. In addition, meals plans in the dining hall are available May 28 - August 2. This means that if you choose start/end dates before/after the availability of housing/meal plans, you will have to make other arrangements for those few weeks. Feel free to contact Heidi Deethardt for additional information.
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