Funding & Internships
CUSE can help students develop and find funding for many different kinds of research to help make the most of their Notre Dame experience and expand the intellectual life at the University.
Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (ISLA-UROP) Grants
UROP grants give students the opportunity to design all aspects of their projects, from identifying a research topic or creative goal to developing a persuasive narrative, reasonable timetable, and appropriate budget. Each student is guided through this process by a faculty member of their choosing. These programs offer a variety of academic year and summer funding opportunities. Some grants focus on supporting scholarship on particular themes and topics, while others are dedicated to supporting general scholarly and creative endeavors.
The Kellogg and Kroc Institutes offer summer research grants for undergraduate students at Notre Dame. The grants are intended for juniors whose interests include a clear international dimension related to the Kellogg Institute's themes or the themes of the Kroc Institute. Grants up to $5,000 each will be awarded for research abroad or, if demonstrably appropriate, in the United States.
Notre Dame International offers both internal and external study abroad programs in Japan, Korea, and China. If you are applying for an external program, please see our DUS, Prof. Michael Brownstein, to fill out a study abroad credits transfer form before you leave for the program.
Summer Language Abroad Grant provides funding for individual summer foreign language study abroad with awards of up to $5,500. This is open to undergraduate students who have a declared major, supplementary major, or minor in the College of Arts & Letters. The SLA Program offers study in Japan and Korea.
The Center for Career Development offers assistance in finding a summer internship. They also have a funding program to support students during their summer internship experiences.