More than 100 graduate students are part of the vibrant intellectual community that makes up the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. From October 2 through 6, Kellogg is honoring our doctoral fellows, doctoral affiliates, and Master of Global Affairs fellows – and the important contributions they bring to the Institute – as we join the larger Notre Dame community in celebrating Graduate Student Appreciation Week.



Kellogg graduate students are warmly invited to join us at regular and special events throughout the week. 

Enter for a chance to win a branded laptop bag full of stuff and other prizes at select events!


Monday, October 2
  • Kellogg graduate students and Keough School MGAs are invited to kick off the week by picking up Goodie Bags in the Kellogg Institute main office at Jenkins Hall. We will greet grads and hand out goodies from 10:00 to 11:30 am.

Tuesday, October 3
  • Graduate Research Grant Information Session and Showcase
    As a Kellogg Institute Graduate Student Affiliate, you have privileged access to several grants supporting your professional development and research endeavors. Come learn tips about applying for these grants from previous winners (Ivoline Budji Kefen, Tomas Gold, Anna Johnson, Josephine Lechartre, and Jake Turner)! The tips shared can be applicable to other external grants as well, assisting you in fulfilling your career goals. During this session, former Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Kayla Hurd, consultant with the Office of Grants and Fellowships, will discuss components of a successful grant proposal as well as leave ample time for your questions. 
    Hesburgh Center, C103 from 12:30 to 1:45 pm (boxed lunches provided)

Wednesday, October 4 
  • Enjoy coffee and doughnuts at Coffee in the Commons from 8:30 to 10:30 am in the Kellogg Commons and later in the afternoon enjoy Cookies in the Commons from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. 
    Hesburgh Center Commons

Thursday, October 5
Friday, October 6
  • New Doctoral Affiliate Meeting
    Hesburgh Center, C103 from 8:30 to 9:00am
  • Breakfast in the Commons
    Drop in for hot breakfast items and get your Kellogg Coffee Mug!
    Hesburgh Center Commons from 9:00 to 10:00am
  • Comparative Politics Workshop - Lightning Round I
    "Investigating Large-Scale Violence in Latin America: Making Prosecution Offices Work"
    Mayra Ocaña, Kellogg PhD Fellow, Political Science 
    "Why Does Human Trafficking Happen?"
    Gabriel Cepaluni, Associate Professor, São Paulo State University (UNESP) and Kellogg Visiting Fellow
    Hesburgh Center, Conference Room #234 from 3:00 to 4:30pm


We also recognize our graduate students on Social Media, so follow along with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter