Scientia's Charles Edison Foundation Student Fellowship Application Deadline


For a second year, Scientia invites students to apply for the Charles Edison Foundation Fellowship. The fellowship will provide two Notre Dame undergraduate students with $1500 each for a full academic year. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide a research opportunity for students who cannot devote ample time to undergraduate research due to on-campus or off-campus employment. Moreover, the hope is that the fellowship will promote undergraduate research at Notre Dame and help students reach their highest potential, regardless of economic circumstances.


Further details are outlined below but any questions concerning the fellowship, eligibility, or the application process should be directed to the Scientia Editors at


Students interested in applying should submit his/her application on our website:


The application requires short essays and a letter of support from a research advisor at the University of Notre Dame.


Deadline: March 29th at 11:59pm



-Applicants should be sophomores or juniors in good academic standing, have at least one major in the College of Science, and demonstrated financial need. 

-Students should be involved in undergraduate research during the academic year at the University of Notre Dame.

-Successful applicants will receive the funds for the next two semesters they are enrolled on campus. In the event that a student elects to study abroad after receiving the scholarship, then funds will be provided for whichever subsequent two semesters they are on campus. 

-Funds will not be provided during the summer session. 

-All applications will be reviewed by Scientia, and decisions will be announced by the end of the semester.



-If selected to receive the fellowship, the recipients will be expected to write a one-page reflection at the end of each semester. This reflection should include the benefits of the fellowship to the recipients research, their progress over the semester, and any suggestions for improvements to the fellowship program. 

-Students will be expected to be the student speaker at one of Scientia’s monthly Talk Science meetings and/or submit an article to Scientia before graduation. 

-Recipients will be expected to serve on the fellowship selection committee for the following year, which will occur during the Spring semester of the academic year.



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