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 Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Disease (CRND) and College of Science, with support from Powers family fund, will support Notre Dame undergraduate science students to engage in summer research.

Program Activities. Full-time research should be conducted for 9-10 weeks on research mentored by CRND and College of Science (COS) faculty. Participants must provide a thank you letter to donors and summary of their research experience before the fall semester begins, and present their research at a scientific conference or symposium within one academic year.

Support. The CRND Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship award consists of a $4000 stipend and $500 for supplies. Successful applicants with demonstrated financial hardship will be given additional support.

Eligibility. Current sophomore and juniors with interest in natural histories or laboratory research in rare and neglected diseases eligible to apply should be enrolled in a Notre Dame College of Science major and have worked with their College of Science faculty mentors for at least one semester prior to the summer of research. Seniors may apply to carry out clinical research in the area of natural histories of rare and neglected diseases.

Application:  The following needs to be submitted:
A. Proposal narrative - a pdf of no more than 4 pages with the following sections: (1) Your previous research experiences; (2) Research proposal (project background, description of proposed summer research and its significance) (3) Career Plans (explanation of how a summer research experience fits into your career plans, both immediate and long-term).
B. A Letter of Support from the research mentor.
C. Official Transcript
Deadline: Application materials are due by Monday April 12th, 2020 including letter of support. 

For more information, please contact crnd@nd.edu

Full-time research should be conducted for 9-10 weeks on research mentored by College of Science (COS) faculty, or with current international collaborators of COS faculty at an institute abroad. Participants must provide a thank you letter to donors and summary of their research experience before the fall semester begins, and present their research at a scientific conference or symposium within one academic year.

Support: The domestic COS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship award consists of a $4000 stipend and $500 for supplies. For the international COS-SURF the award for stipend, accommodation, and travel support will be $5500 total. Successful applicants with demonstrated financial hardship will be given additional support.

Eligibility: Current sophomores and juniors eligible to apply should be enrolled in a College of Science major and have worked with their College of Science faculty mentors for at least one semester prior to the summer of research. For the international COS-SURF only juniors are eligible. Successful applicants are expected to continue working with their COS faculty mentor beyond the summer of funding. Exceptional first year students who have started research with a College of Science faculty are also eligible to apply.

Application:  The following needs to be submitted:

A. Proposal narrative - a pdf of no more than 4 pages with the following sections: (1) Your previous research experiences; (2) Research proposal (project background, description of proposed summer research and its significance) (3) Career Plans (explanation of how a summer research experience fits into your career plans, both immediate and long-term).

B. A Letter of Support from the research mentor. International proposals should also be supported by a letter from the foreign collaborator, which should include an explicit statement of willingness and capacity to host the student for the duration of research.

C. Official Transcript

Deadline: Application materials are due by Monday March 15, 2021 including letter of support. 

ND College of Science