Applications need to be submitted a minimum of 2 weeks in advance of the first day of travel. 

Application materials need to be submitted:

  • Abstract of your research presentation
  • Signed Domestic or International Wavier 
  • Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Confirmation from Conference or Meeting stating your abstract has been accepted
  • Statement of purpose
  • Budget 

The College of Science Internal Grant Program is for the University of Notre Dame faculty only. If you are a student filling out this application, your application will be denied. 


In order to promote undergraduate research and create more opportunities for undergraduate students, the College of Science is initiating an internal program to provide faculty with seed funding (in the range of two to five thousand of dollars per year) for projects with significant undergraduate student involvement. These projects must provide undergraduate students with research opportunities not available elsewhere on campus, and should ideally be original research that could lead to publications.


All regular faculty in the College of Science are eligible to apply for this program. Priority will be given to faculty who have limited opportunities to apply for external funding.


The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Grant Period

Grants will be given for a maximum period of two-years starting from the time of the award. Renewal of the grant for another two-year period may be approved with satisfactory progress and/or growth of the project.

Proposal Format and Requirements:

Abstract (half-page maximum)

Project description (two-page maximum)

  • The objective of the project,
  • Background, previous work, and motivation as appropriate,
  • The project approach and methods,
  • The anticipated outcome and schedule for the project,
  • An explanation of how undergraduate students will be involved in the work, including the number of students and expected hours / week for each student.

References (one-page maximum)

Table with undergraduates mentored over the last five years (list publications co-authored by the undergraduates, and where the undergrads are now).

Undergraduate mentoring plan (one-page maximum)

  • Please include previous experience mentoring undergraduate students, and
  • Publications with undergraduate students, if any.

Proposed Budget

  • Itemized budget for reagents and supplies
  • This program may not be used for: equipment, travel expenses, salaries, or stipends, as there are other programs which can aid with these expenses.
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