Notre Dame Global Development Fellowship

University of Notre Dame has started working with the U.S. Global Development Lab to offer research and innovation fellowship for graduate students. The fellowship is focused on science, technology and social sciences. The goal of program is to solve development challenges through innovative research. Notre Dame Global Development Fellowship allow students to work with cutting edge scientists, scholars and innovators from around the globe and provide the opportunity to form new and lasting professional networks.

The U.S. Global Development Lab is a new entity within USAID that brings together a diverse set of partners to discover, test, and scale breakthrough solutions to achieve progress.


  • U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • Graduate student, a recent graduate, or post-doctoral student
  • Hold a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have completed at least three related graduate courses
  • Faculty recommendation

How to Apply:

To begin, create an account on the USAID online catalog, located at RIFELLOWSHIPS.ORG. The link is:

Supporting Documents:

Your application package must include the following:

  • USAID cover form
  • CV and cover letter
  • Letter of invitation from the host
  • Letter of reference from your faculty mentor
  • Work plan, developed with your host
  • Proposed cost with an itemized budget

 Submitting Details:

You can send your final application package to NDIGD. The address is:

Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development

[email protected] • 574 631 9753

University of Notre Dame

940 Grace Hall, Notre Dame,

Indiana 46556

Award amount:

  • Summer fellowship (minimum 8 weeks) with awards of $7,500, 7–9 fellowships available
  • Semester fellowship with awards of $15,000-$18,000, 2–4 fellowships available

Application Deadline:

The candidates must submit complete application packet by November 18, 2015.

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