Graduate Research Opportunities


The GLOBES mission is to train a new breed of students capable of developing and implementing comprehensive strategies that combine science, technology, and public policy skills. These students will be the innovators and difference-makers for our future and the future of the planet.

The GLOBES Certificate in Environment and Society is one step students can take to begin to devise and implement solutions to pressing environmental and global health problems. The certificate program is open to all Notre Dame students enrolled in doctoral programs. Students enrolled in terminal master's degree programs are also welcome to inquire.

Learning goals for the GLOBES Certificate are:

  1. Develop communications skills and leadership capabilities with a strong ethics component
  2. Acquire expertise in a secondary field of interest to extend and complement primary dissertation research
  3. Engage with diverse publics/agencies/policymakers concerned with challenges to the environment
  4. Build professional resumes and enhance career opportunities with interdisciplinary research and education experiences

Visit the GLOBES website for more information.

Short-Term Graduate Research Fellowship at Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway

The University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway invites applications for short-term fellowships from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows whose work would benefit from conducting research in Rome. The initiative is co-sponsored by Notre Dame International, the Office of the Vice-President of Research, the College of Arts and Letters, and Italian Studies at Notre Dame.  

Deadline: Applications welcome on a rolling basis; fellowships will be awarded until all available funding for academic year 2014-2015 is utilized.

Fellowship Range: Award amounts will range from $2500 to $5000.

Eligibility: Notre Dame graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in any discipline of the humanities, social sciences, or the sciences, who propose short-term research projects to be undertaken in Rome during academic year 2014-15 and summer of 2015.

Application Materials: Please send the following materials to Silvia Dall'Olio:

  1. C.V.
  2. Project proposal of less than 750 words
  3. Detailed budget, including any cost sharing from other sources, such as the ISLA Graduate Student Award or the Zahm Travel Fund or other Departmental or Graduate Program Funding
  4. Contact information for two scholarly referees

These fellowships are intended to support short-term periods of research in residence in Rome—ranging from one week to one month—and include office space in the Rome Global Gateway and some assistance with arranging housing.

For more information, please visit the Notre Dame International website.