Student Scholars

At the Nanovic Institute, students are a priority.

The Nanovic Institute engages undergraduate students at Notre Dame through our Minor in European Studies as well as scholarship through our generous grant programs. The institute also engages graduate students through research and fellowship opportunities.

Thanks to the generosity of Paul Tobin and Dominica & Frank Annese, graduate students currrently engage with the Institute as Dissertation Year Fellows. These students are able to put aside their teaching for a year so they can bring their dissertations in European studies to completion at the highest level of quality. Graduate students also organize, with the Institute's support, superb regional graduate student conferences.

Dissertation Year Fellows for 2014/15

  • Anna Larsen
  • Belen Vicens
  • Laura Bland
  • Bretton Rodriguez

Minors in European Studies

Minor in European Studies

For undergraduates, the Institute administers the Minor in European Studies (MES) in the College of Arts & Letters. The MES program was designed to reward those students who take additional courses about Europe beyond their university and departmental requirements and who commit themselves to exploring topics of interest and relevance in the field of European Studies.

Read about the MES program

For more information about students who receive grants and fellowships, please read our annual student testimonial books and our blog devoted to student research.

As the Institute enters its second major phase of growth as part of the University's new School of Global Affairs, it is beginning to develop a Fellows program for undergraduates and graduates.