UNDERC Graduate Fellowships

UNDERC offers Research and Mentoring Fellowships for qualified graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. Preference is given to graduate students from Notre Dame.

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Research Fellows 

  • Advise undergraduates in summer course (May-July)
  • Conduct research on UNDERC property
  • Preference given to Notre Dame Ph.D. students
  • Summer stipend (up to $6000) plus $2000 research budget
  • Housing provided at UNDERC (bed in shared apartment)
  • Access to UNDERC vehicles with approval of Assistant Director

Mentoring Fellows

  • Advise undergraduates in summer course (May-July)
  • Preference given to Notre Dame graduate students
  • Summer stipend (up to $6000)
  • Housing provided at UNDERC (bed in shared apartment)

Advisement Requirement

  • Required to mentor at least 2 undergraduate projects for the summer course Practicum in Field Environmental Biology
  • Requires extended residence at UNDERC (at least 70% of the ten-week course)
  • Undergraduate projects must stand alone and be completed on UNDERC property
  • Minimum of one day per week on average working with undergraduates, especially during Research Weeks
  • Includes data collection, statistical analysis, editing drafts of student papers
  • Working with undergraduates prior to start of course on research proposals
  • Attend weekly UNDERC seminars
  • Attend UNDERC Undergraduate Research Symposium at conclusion of the summer class

Contact Assistant Director Michael J. Cramer for additional information

2017 UNDERC Fellowship Announcement