Undergraduate Conferences


Students in Kellogg programs (some restrictions apply) may apply for funding up to $1500 to present their research and/or attend domestic and international conferences. (Please refer to the eligibility requirements for more details.) The conference should have a clear relation to the student’s academic program at Notre Dame.

Students must meet with Holly Rivers prior to submitting their proposal, and must submit a proposal at least 5 weeks in advance of the conference.


Students who are a part of the following programs and meet the criteria indicated may apply for conference funding:

Kellogg International Scholars Program
International Development Studies minor/concentration - seniors
Kellogg Developing Researchers Program - leaders

Conference Funding Requirements:
  • A one-page proposal that includes a conference description, a web address for the conference, and justification for attendance
  • A budget
  • A statement of support from your ISP faculty adviser, IDS capstone adviser or a class professor for KDR leaders sent directly from the adviser to Holly Rivers

Students may not miss any classes while using funding from the Kellogg Institute.

Students must accept the award in writing no later than three business days after receipt of the award letter and fulfill several requirements once awarded before the Kellogg Institute can process funding. The Kellogg Institute will initiate a check request once approved students accept the award and turn in the required paperwork. (Note that all paperwork must be completed before the conference for funding to remain available to the student.)

Funded students must submit a follow-up article to be posted on the website, describing what they gained from the experience. The Conference Follow-Up Form should be submitted to Rachel Thiel within two weeks of return.