UNDERGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

Undergraduate Research Initiative
(Spring Pilot–New)

 

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies announces the launch of a pilot initiative for undergraduate students 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.

Description

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies announces the launch of a pilot initiative for undergraduate students 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 Initiative is designed to cultivate student research skills and knowledge with the goal of preparing students to do research with faculty across campus. Students will also be better prepared to write individual research proposals.

Note that the full launch of the program will take place in August 2021.

 

2021 Deadline: Monday, December 6 at midnight

Details

Students will have the following opportunities upon acceptance into the pilot initiative:

  • 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 help develop the initiative for full launch in Fall 2022 including creating a name for the program
  • 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 initiative (as explained in orientation).

 

2021 Deadline: Monday, December 6 at midnight

Requirements

To apply for the Kellogg Undergraduate Research Initiative pilot, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Have attended one of the Kellogg Focus Group sessions held during the Fall 2021 semester (No exceptions)
  • 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.

 

2021 Deadline: Monday, December 6 at midnight

 

Application

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

To apply for the Kellogg Undergraduate Research Initiative, 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 Kellogg Undergraduate Research initiative and how your involvement in this initiative 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

2021 Deadline: Monday, December 6 at midnight

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