Qualifications Faculty Fellowships are open to scholars, scientists, social scientists, and artists in all disciplines who are conducting research related to The Public. Faculty fellows typically have a faculty appointment at their home institution, but the fellowships are also open to independent researchers, public practitioners, postdoctoral scholars, and those who have recently received their Ph.D. (or equivalent terminal) degree.
Scholars from outside the U.S., researchers at national laboratories, fellows from other centers and institutes, as well as faculty from Notre Dame, are invited to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for these fellowships.
Current graduate students are eligible to apply only if they will receive their terminal degree by August 1, 2022.
One goal of the fellowship selection process is the creation of a diverse and collaborative community of scholars with a range of disciplines and academic ranks. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
All NDIAS Fellows are expected to reside in the South Bend area and to remain in residence at the University of Notre Dame during the period of their fellowship (except for vacation periods, holidays, and University breaks). Some preference is given to those who can join the NDIAS for the entire academic year (August - May), but fellowships for shorter periods of time may be possible.
Application Instructions Applications for NDIAS Faculty Fellowships must be submitted through Interfolio and should include the following: 1. Completedonline application form; 2. Cover Letter; 3. Curriculum vitae (no more than four pages, single-spaced); 4. Proposal abstract (no more than 400 words); 5. Fellowship research proposal (no more than six pages, double-spaced, not including a works-cited or bibliography page—for below for more details); 6. Two letters of reference (though applicants are welcome to submit up to three). Please see FAQ document for common questions about reference letters. The third letter may be uploaded in the Interfolio in the 'Additional Documents' section of the application; 7. (Optional) up to two pages of non-text materials supporting the research proposal.
In the research proposal, applicants should provide an explanation of the project they intend to pursue at the NDIAS, including: 1. How the proposed research aligns with the research theme and mission of the Institute (see ndias.nd.edu/about); 2. Preliminary objectives for the research to be conducted (i.e., whether the research might result in a book, journal article, art work, etc.); 3. The proposed work plan (including what research or work has already been accomplished, what will be done during the fellowship period, the methodology to be employed, and the organization of the scholarly project, book, or other work).
Research proposals may include a works-cited or bibliography page, which does not count toward the 6-page limit.
Because our application reviewers are scholars from a wide range of disciplines, applicants should ensure that the significance and originality of their project and explanations of relevant methodologies and project objectives are stated clearly for specialists outside of the applicant's field.
All 2022-20223 NDIAS Faculty Fellowship applications, including letters of reference and supporting documentation, must be received by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, September 27, 2021.
If you have questions about the the application process, please visit the NDIAS'sFAQ page. Further information about Faculty Fellowships can be found atndias.nd.edu/fellowships/faculty. Additional questions may be directed to Kristian Olsen,NDIAS Fellowships Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
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