University of Notre Dame


2017 Eagan Summer Fellowship Call For Proposals Deadline

February 16 12:00 - 11:59PM
EVENT TYPE: Find Your Way, Get Cultured, Get Oriented, Work Your Intellect LOCATION: Online

Faculty Host: The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE)

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) is happy to announce the Eagan Summer Fellowship to support one Notre Dame undergraduate in an intellectually-enriching summer experience. The activity must be 8-10 weeks in length, academically-grounded, and may include: independent research, an internship or research assistantship, service-learning, a study abroad program, or language study.The ideal candidates for this fellowship are first generation college students, and all applicants must demonstrate financial need. The $5,000 award will cover direct expenses related to the research as well as provide a stipend for the 8-10 week experience. CUSE hopes that this opportunity will serve as a springboard for future intellectual engagement.

Eligibility and Selection

CUSE welcomes Eagan Summer Fellowship applications freshmen or sophomore students, of all colleges and disciplines, enrolled as full-time students at the University of Notre Dame. Candidates must demonstrate academic potential and articulate how the proposed experience will enhance both their undergraduate experience and their future goals. For consideration, submit a proposal that meets the criteria below.

Proposal Criteria

Proposals must be 4-5 pages (double-spaced) in length and include:

  • A detailed description of the experience to be undertaken, including a discussion of the intellectual issues that you will explore and a bibliography of scholarly sources that grounds the experience in your academic major or coursework.
  • A discussion of the impact of the experience on your academic goals and future trajectory.
  • A statement of financial need.
  • A detailed budget for living expenses during the experience (rent, food, transportation, etc.).
  • A letter of recommendation from a Notre Dame faculty member who can speak to your strengths and potential and who will serve as an intellectual mentor for the project or experience.

Proposals must be submitted to CUSE via UrApply by February 16, 2017.

Notifications will be issued by March 11, 2017.

Questions regarding this experience may be directed to the Undergraduate Research team at CUSE at:

We encourage students to meet with the CUSE team to discuss opportunities and for assistance with preparing their proposals. Recipients will work with the CUSE office to meet all requirements necessary for international and domestic travel, financial disbursement, and Institutional Review Board approvals for Human Subject Research (if applicable). Come to 110 Brownson Hall or email for an appointment.