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The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study is dedicated to fostering and supporting integrative scholarship that addresses critical questions at the intersection of the arts, engineering, humanities, law, and the natural, physical, and social sciences, especially those that transcend disciplinary boundaries.
NDIAS encourages scholars to include questions of values in their analyses, to integrate diverse disciplines in their research, and to ask how their findings can advance civilization. The institute offers its fellows the opportunity to engage not only in analysis but also in evaluating what should be done, to analyze the world in substantive and collaborative ways, and to think through the implications of present behavior for the future of the world.
NDIAS offers residential fellowships for periods ranging from three weeks to a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May). Fellowships range up to $60,000 per academic year (up to a maximum of $30,000 per semester), or can be a pro-rated amount for a shorter period. Fellows who do not reside in the greater Michiana area are provided with subsidized visiting-faculty housing adjacent to the university during their fellowship.
Applicants who require additional support beyond the fellowship stipend should seek supplementary funding in the form of external grants or sabbatical and other contributions from their home institutions. When preferable due to reasons such as faculty retirement contributions, ongoing employment, or the tracking of external funding, NDIAS will pay a fellowship stipend directly to a fellow’s home institution.
Fellowships include research expenditures of up to $1,000, a private office in the institute, a computer and printer, access to university libraries and other facilities, and twice-weekly institute seminars and other events.
The institute welcomes applications from faculty, scholars, public intellectuals, fellows from other institutes, and professional researchers in all disciplines, including the arts, engineering, the humanities, law, and the social and physical sciences, with projects that are creative, innovative, and/or align with the intellectual orientation of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study.
See the NDIAS website for a complete program description, eligibility and evaluation criteria, application instructions, and the online application.