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Undergraduate Mentoring Award

In recognition of the many hours our faculty fellows offer to undergraduate students who participate in our programs, the Kellogg Institute has established the Undergraduate Mentoring Award to be presented each May. The honor, carrying a cash prize of $750, recognizes one faculty fellow each year for excellence in mentoring undergraduate student research. It is awarded annually at Kellogg’s commencement award ceremony.

The exceptional mentoring of the Institute’s faculty fellows is a vital component of several of Kellogg’s programs, including the International Development Studies, International Scholars, Latin American Studies and Research Grants programs.

Jeffrey H. Bergstrand

Jeffrey H. Bergstrand, 2017 recipient of the Undergraduate Mentoring Award

Nomination Process

Students of the University may nominate faculty fellows by submitting the following information:

A letter addressing the topics below:
In an essay of no more than 500 words, please describe how the nominee has served as a mentor for you in helping you to realize your academic and/or career goals. In what ways has the nominee been an exceptional mentor? Please provide specific details.

A nomination form

Nominations should be submitted by mail or email to

Rachel Thiel
Program Coordinator - Undergraduate Students
Kellogg Institute for International Studies
130A Hesburgh Center
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN  46656

2018 Deadline: Friday, March 23




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