Recruiting PhDs for the NDIAS Distinguished Graduate Fellowship

Author: Pauline Namuleme

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As a vital part of the new Notre Dame Ethics Initiative, the NDIAS is thrilled to recruit the next cohort of Distinguished Graduate Fellows for the academic year 2024-2025. This premium, year-long fellowship supports five dissertating graduate students whose research, teaching, and career goals include interdisciplinary engagement and attention to the critical questions of ethics, value, and meaning.

PhD fellows receive a stipend of up to $39,000 along with a $1,000 research/pedagogy development fund. They also receive dedicated office space in the NDIAS, an opportunity to publicly present their research in a “masterclass” format, attendance at a public engagement skills retreat with professionals at leading venues (e.g., The New York Times), and a long-term context for growing their network of mentors and friends throughout the broader interdisciplinary NDIAS community.

We believe that outstanding research and teaching necessarily go hand in hand, and NDIAS is excited to offer targeted programming to develop next years’ PhD fellows into transformational university instructors. In addition to making tremendous progress on their dissertation research, PhD fellows will also participate in the pedagogical development workshops of the signature course fellowship, funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

Learn more on the distinguished graduate fellowship website.

If you are currently a third or fourth year graduate student in the College of Arts and Letters who is interested in interdisciplinary community, research, and pedagogy for the common good, apply for the 2024-2025 Distinguished Graduate Fellowship. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, March 7, 2024.

If you have any questions about this opportunity or application process, please don’t hesitate to contact Jeff Tolly (, as he’d be happy to answer any questions over email or coffee.