Undergraduate Opportunities

Kellogg/Kroc Undergraduate Research Grants

 

Conduct RESEARCH in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

Gain RESOURCES to prepare you and fund your research

Build RELATIONSHIPS with faculty and peers

 

The Kellogg and Kroc Institutes offer Research Grants for undergraduate students at Notre Dame during the summer. The grants are intended for juniors whose interests include a clear international dimension related to the Kellogg Institute's themes or the themes of the Kroc Institute. Grants up to $5,000 each (in exceptional, justifiable cases, the Kellogg Institute may increase this amount,) will be awarded for research abroad or, if demonstrably appropriate, in the United States. 

 

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The Kellogg and Kroc Institutes offer research grants for undergraduate students at Notre Dame during the summer. The grants are intended for juniors whose interests include a clear international dimension related to the Kellogg Institute's themes or the themes of the Kroc Institute. Grants up to $5,000 each (in exceptional, justifiable cases, the Kellogg Institute may increase this amount,) will be awarded for research abroad or, if demonstrably appropriate, in the United States. 

Applicants are required to notify the Kellogg Institute of any funding received from another source. If duplicate funding is received, the Institute may adjust award. 

Students selected for the program will begin preparing for their summer experience through a series of orientations with the Institute. Failure to attend orientations in full will result in the cancellation of the award.

Why should I apply?

For many grantees, their field research is the culmination of their academic experience at the University of Notre Dame. Many find that their project becomes the basis for a senior thesis or other research. Grant recipients often apply for Fulbright Fellowships and other post-grad fellowships to continue their projects after graduation. 

Acknowledgements

Any publication of the student's work resulting from this grant must include an appropriate acknowledgment of the Undergraduate Research Grants Program. Although no one form is required, we recommend the following:

This [research, et al.] is made possible in part by support from the Undergraduate Research Grants Program of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.


Research Assistance

Students are strongly encouraged to seek guidance when planning their proposals and preparing to carry out their research. The following are some available options here on campus.

SOC 30952 (IDS 30600) International Research Design, taught by Erin McDonnell.
IDS 30555 Research Methods for Fieldwork in the Developing World, taught by Jaimie Bleck

It is strongly recommended that students attend a grant writing workshop offered by the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE). See http://cuse.nd.edu/ to learn the details.

2020 Deadline: Monday, March 2

Questions about the program should be submitted to Associate Director Holly Rivers at hrivers@nd.edu or 631-6023.

Application

All applicants should meet with Associate Director Holly Rivers (hrivers@nd.edu) several weeks before the deadline in order to verify that their proposed project and country site could be supported by the Kellogg Institute.

To apply for a Kellogg/Kroc Research Grant, please go to http://kellogg.fluidreview.com

2020 Deadline: Monday, March 2

You will be asked to create an account and will need to remember your login and password in order to access your application.

When you log in, you will be asked to submit the following documents:
  • An application form
  • A project proposal. A description of the research topic and methodology, not to exceed six double-spaced pages, including a bibliography. The project description should include six main elements: an introduction, background information, the methods to be used, a schedule, a description of how you and your adviser will work together on the problem and how often you will meet, and a description of the final product (Senior Honor's Thesis, essay, article).
  • budget for anticipated expenses incurred during the grant period, including travel, food and lodging, and other expenses.
  • budget justification sheet explaining budget items in detail, including flight itineraries (if you have them), materials, etc.
  • letter of recommendation from the faculty member who is committed to oversee the research project and has thoroughly read your proposal. Please request letters from your faculty recommenders several weeks ahead of the deadline. 
  • An e-transcript. (See below on how to request an e-transcript) Applicants must request their e-transcript by 4:00pm at least two business days before the deadline in order to upload it into the application system on time.

 

To request an electronic transcript, complete the following steps.

**THE TRANSCRIPT SYSTEM HAS RECENTLY CHANGED - PLEASE FOLLOW STEPS BELOW

To upload your transcript, you will first need to request an electronic transcript by following these steps.
1. Login to insideND.
2. Type in “Transcript Request.”
3. Click on the “Transcript Request” icon and you will be directed to the request form.
4. Under “1. Login or Register” fill in your personal information and click “Submit.”
5. Under “2. Select Documents” click on “Send to Yourself, Another Individual, or Third Party.”
6. You will be directed to “Select the Product Type” click on “eTranscript-Free.”
7. You will be directed to “3. Order Details”
8. Under “Transcript Levels” select “Undergraduate.”
9. Type in your name under “Recipient Name.”
10. Under “Email Address” type in your email address.
11. You will be directed to “Additional Information Needed” to fill in your date of birth. Click “Confirm.”
12. You will be directed to “Your Shopping Cart Contents” review the information and click “Checkout.”
13. Under “4. Providing Consent” click “Next.”
14. You will then be directed to “6. Review Order” review the information and click submit.

Once you have received the transcript, you will then need to upload it into the online system with the rest of your application.

THE UPLOAD HAS CHANGED, AS THE TRANSCRIPT COMES ENCRYPTED AND THE APPLICATION SYSTEM DOES NOT ACCEPT ENCRYPTED DOCUMENTS  

  • You will need to Right Click on the transcript and choose Open With - either Chrome or Safari
  • From the File Menu - choose PRINT-Save as PDF
  • This is the document you will upload to the online system
     

If you have any trouble please email transcript to jdambros@nd.edu

Eligibility

Students must be in their junior year of studies at Notre Dame and be in good academic standing. They must have the endorsement and pledge of supervision from a faculty member. Freshman and sophomores seeking to do research in Africa, Asia or Latin America should see Experiencing the World Fellowships

Students selected for the program will begin preparing for their summer experience through a series of orientations with the Institute. Failure to attend orientations in full will result in the cancellation of the award.

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Levels of Support

Funding is available for a variety of project costs, including research materials and assistance as well as travel. Individual grants will not normally exceed $5,000, and proposals will be considered for any amount below this figure. Applicants are required to notify the Kellogg Institute of any funding received from another source; in some cases the Institute may adjust the amount of its award. Undergraduates are eligible for only one Kellogg/Kroc Undergraduate Research Grant.

Questions about the program should be submitted to Associate Director Holly Rivers at hrivers@nd.edu or 631-6023.
Questions about the status of an application should be submitted to Program Coordinator Rachel Thiel at rthiel@nd.edu or 631-4846.

Forms and Information

Several forms required for your international program are provided below. For detailed information about all program requirements, please consult your program packet.

Pre-Departure

Mandatory Orientations
Program Checklist - international sites
Program Checklist - domestic sites
Explanation of Required Documents - international sites
Explanation of Required Documents - domestic sites
International Workbook

Travel Insurance
The University of Notre Dame requires that you have insurance through GeoBlue. More information is available at www.geobluestudents.com.
Internship Work Agreement (domestic sites only)

For Students Currently Abroad

Online Orientation
Orientation Worksheet
Region Specific Orientation Questionnaire


Country Preparation
Cultural Difference/Social Change - student websites
Notre Dame students who have traveled to various developing countries including Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, Thailand, and Uganda have prepared websites about these countries to help you prepare for your trip. Take time to look over this information to help prepare for your travels.

ND-Abroad – Study Abroad & Cultural Shock/Adjustment

Reentry (All reports due August 30)

Forms should be submitted to the Kellogg office using the flash drive students received at orientation.

Tips for Returning Home
Explanation of Follow-up Reports
Internship Evaluation
Internship Site Report
Expense Report

Where do I go from here?

Human Subjects Research 

Any project that involves the use of human subjects must be approved by the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board. For details of the procedures, please go to https://research.nd.edu/our-services/compliance

Committee approval must be completed and submitted to the Kellogg Institute before funding can be received.

Students are strongly encouraged to attend Research Workshops provided by the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) to strengthen their proposals. See CUSE Workshops to learn the details.

For questions about the program, please contact Associate Director Holly Rivers (hrivers@nd.edu) at 631-6023.

Returning From Abroad

For students returning from study abroad as well as international internships, language study and research experiences

A large number of Notre Dame students travel abroad each year through internships, research and language grants, and study abroad programs.  The Institute seeks to connect ND students to academic opportunities that will allow them to further explore their experiences abroad.  Classes, grants, and conferences are all available to offer students the chance to deepen their understanding of the world and open avenues to graduate school and careers beyond Notre Dame.

ND Academic Opportunities
Funding

(See websites for eligibility and application requirements.)

Grants and Fellowships

Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement
Kellogg/Kroc Research Grants
Gender Studies Research Grants
Honors Program Research Grants
European Research and Travel Grants

Language Grants

Language Development Grants
Asian Summer Language Grants
German Language and Literature Summer Language Study Abroad Stipend

Conferences

Human Development Conference
Student Peace Conference

For a more comprehensive list of sites that provide funding for ND students to travel abroad, see
http://international.nd.edu/education-abroad/other-opportunities-abroad/

Personal Development
Writing and Photography Opportunities

Glimpse Magazine
BootsnAll Travel

Marketing Your International Experience

Center for Career Development

International Resources in South Bend

American Red Cross Northern Indiana Chapter
Better World Books
Just Goods
Ten Thousand Villages

Post-graduate Opportunities and Fellowships
Fellowships

Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

Careers

Center for Career Development

Service Opportunities

Center for Social Concerns

Internships

Domestic and International Internships

 

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