Graduate Fellowship

The Nanovic Institute Graduate Fellows Program exists to bring together graduate students from all fields—from the Medieval Institute, to political science, to peace studies—that engage Europe and European ideas. Each year, a cohort of 6-8 students comes together to contribute, in various ways, to the intellectual community of the Nanovic Institute.

Graduate fellows are empowered and encouraged to create and implement new events or programs. Previous Graduate Fellows have executed an undergraduate conference, taught in the EURO curriculum, and presented their own research in the Institute’s lecture series. The program is organized and guided by Hildegund (Gundi) Müller, director of undergraduate studies and associate professor of Classics. In addition to individual $2,000 stipends, graduate fellows have access to modest funding to bring in speakers or support events.

Read more about the Institute’s current and previous graduate fellows.


Application Deadline: April 10, 2024

Applications and Expectations

Students applying for the Graduate Fellows Program must submit the following documents:

  • Graduate fellows are expected to participate in bi-weekly discussion groups. At each meeting, a student will present a dissertation chapter, article, or current research project and receive feedback from the other fellows.
  • Graduate fellows are expected to contribute to the Institute's intellectual community through a number of means. Students can publish public-friendly articles through the Europe in the World blog, invite a speaker, or teach in the EURO curriculum. Students should determine their contributions to the Institute within the first four-six weeks of the year-long fellowship.
  • Graduate fellows are required to attend ten Institute events over the course of the academic year.
  • Graduate fellows must be in residence on the main Notre Dame campus for the entire academic year.

Questions? Please contact Gundi Müller, senior liaison for research and curricular affairs and associate professor of classics.