Faculty who wish to develop a new research direction are invited to apply for the fellowship, which will provide one graduate student stipend for one year. The proposed interdisciplinary research should lead to a dissertation with a substantial materials focus. These fellowships are nonrenewable. Two or more faculty are expected to mentor the student during the fellowship, and an external proposal is expected to be submitted to continue the research.

The following materials are requested when submitting a proposal for a Materials Science and Engineering fellowship:

  1. Two-page research proposal from the faculty advisor
  2. One-page statement of interest in materials science and engineering from the student
  3. Student's CV

Phase 1: The full Request for Fellowship Proposals opens mid-December. Fellowship proposals will be reviewed and awarded through the end of February.

Phase 2: After the end of February, fellowship proposals will continue to be accepted through July 15 with one, final fellowship review in late July.

For more information, contact Derek Lake, NDnano Associate Director.

Funding for these fellowships is provided by the College of Engineering, College of Science, and the following Notre Dame Research units: Institute for Precision Health, Harper Cancer Research Institute, Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy), and Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano).

Need more information?

For more information on the Materials Science and Engineering Program, please contact us at MSE-list@nd.edu  or 574-631-6470.