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Seven  students are learning fundamental best practices and developing research
skills through a variety of quantitative and qualitative workshops and trainings as
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Kellogg Developing Researchers Program

 

Spring 2022 the Kellogg Institute for International Studies launched a program for undergraduate students to develop their research skills and gain real world experience assisting faculty on short term research projects. The program helps students gain research skills by participating in a variety of quantitative and qualitative workshops and trainings.

Description

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies announces the full launch of its new Kellogg Developing Researchers Program to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to develop their research skills and gain real world experience assisting faculty on short term research projects. Selected students will gain research skills by participating in a variety of quantitative and qualitative workshops and trainings. (A minimum of 3 will be required each semester.) Students will also be placed in a research assistant pool available to be matched with Kellogg Faculty Fellows looking for research assistance on short term projects. This program is designed to cultivate student research skills and knowledge with the goal of preparing students to do research on their own and/or with faculty across campus. Students will also be better prepared to write individual research proposals.

To learn more attend one of the following events:

  • Kellogg Institute Open House – Monday, August 29, 4-6pm
  • Information Meeting – Thursday, September 1, 6-7pm

 

2022 Application Deadline: Thursday, September 8

Details

Students will have the following opportunities upon acceptance into the program:

  • Participants will attend a “What is Research” talk led by a Kellogg Faculty Fellow
  • Participants will gain research skills and experience by participating in workshops and trainings across campus (a minimum of 3 will be required)
  • Participants will be placed in a research assistant pool and will be considered for short term research projects of Kellogg faculty as they come in on a rolling basis
  • Participants selected to complete research for faculty will be paid for their research
  • Participants can renew for this program on a semester by semester basis as long as they meet the requirements of the program (as explained in orientation).

 

Requirements

To apply for the Kellogg Developing Researchers Program, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be in good academic standing
  • Submit all required application documents by the deadline

Students will be required to attend an orientation as well as a talk on “What is Research?,” in addition to participating in at least three (3) trainings or workshops during the semester. 

 

 

Application

Students who would like to apply for this program should have an interest in developing their research skills. 

To apply for the Kellogg Developing Researchers Program, please go to the online application page. You can login to the application system using your Notre Dame credentials.

When you log in, you will be asked to submit the following documents:

  • A short essay (1 page, double-spaced, 12pt. font) explaining your interest in the Developing Researchers Program and how your involvement will support your academic goals.
  • An e-transcript - Please be sure to include current courses. (Click here for instructions on requesting an e-transcript.)
  • A résumé  - Please attach a current resume or CV
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can speak to the academic strengths, maturity and drive of the applicant. Please request your letter from your recommender several weeks ahead of the deadline.
  • Application Questionnaire 
    • Includes:
      • Self-assessment of skills and research knowledge
      • Relevant courses taken
      • Workshops and/or trainings
      • Employment
      • Availability

 

2022 Deadline: Thursday, September 8 at midnight

If you would like to request an undergraduate research assistant through this program, please fill out the Undergraduate Research Initiative Request Form.

Meetings
  • Orientation - Thursday, January 13th, 6:30-8pm
    C103 Hesburgh Center for International Studies
     
  • "What is Research?: A Conversation with Professor Paolo Carozza, Director of Kellogg Institute. - Monday, February 7th, 5-6pm
    Hesburgh Center for International Studies
     
  • Navigating research workshops and trainings with Julie Vecchio, Assistant Director, Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship for the Hesburgh Libraries - Monday, February 28th, 5-6pm
    234 Hesburgh Center for International Studies
     
  • Feedback Meeting: How are We Doing? - Monday, March 21, 5-6pm
    234 Hesburgh Center for International Studies
     
  • Closing Meeting for the Pilot Program - Monday, April 11, 5-6pm
    TBD

 

Trainings/Workshops

Students of this initiative are required to complete at least three trainings/workshops each semester. Information regarding workshops around campus can be found here.

 

 
 
Submission of training and workshop information - Due Friday, April 29th
 
Click here to sign in to your Submittable account and fill out the "Additional Form". (You can fill the form out in part and save to submit when all training is completed.)
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