Students In The Intro To Entrepreneurship Course

Participants in the Sheedy Family Program will be given competitive access to research support and internship funding. In addition, the program offers several paid internships, as well as the chance to apply for paid dialogue fellowships, and thesis writing opportunities.

Research Support

Students in the Sheedy Family Program can apply for research support on an as-needed basis. Such support can include: summer funding for original research toward completion of a thesis, supplementary support for participation in an on-campus research project, travel funding for conference presentations, or support for participation in research opportunities at partner institutions or other universities. 

Professional Development

Notre Dame Career Fair

Sheedy students will be given competitive access to support for external internships. They will also be connected with resources at Notre Dame, and within Arts & Letters in particular, that aim to help with professional development, networking, and career development and discernment.

Sheedy Internships and Dialogue Fellowships

A select number of Sheedy students each semester will work with the program director on internships meant to support and build up the program. Sheedy interns will gain experience in program building, academic administration, communications, and more, and will be paid for their work. Sheedy Dialogue Fellows will work with the program director and affiliated faculty to provide dialogue opportunities for students in Sheedy courses, students in the program, and students in the Notre Dame community more broadly. Sheedy Dialogue Fellows will complete training in dialogue facilitation and small group management, and will be paid for their work in the program.

Additional Resources

In addition to these program-specific opportunities, Notre Dame offers a number of resources that Sheedy students have access to.

Research Grants

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

Facilitated by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Undergraduate Research and Teaching Opportunity Program (UROP) is an exciting initiative designed to expose undergraduate students to the rigors and rewards of scholarship. Awards include summer fellowship grants up to $4,500 and research and materials grants of $1,750.

Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement offers a variety of grants for many different kinds of undergraduate research. CUSE can help students develop and find funding for many different kinds of research to help make the most of their Notre Dame experience and expand the intellectual life at the University.

Kellogg/Kroc Undergraduate Research Grants

The Kellogg and Kroc Institutes offer summer research grants for undergraduate students at Notre Dame. The grants are intended for juniors whose interests include a clear international dimension related to the Kellogg Institute's themes or the themes of the Kroc Institute. Grants up to $5,000 each will be awarded for research abroad or, if demonstrably appropriate, in the United States. 

Nanovic Institute for European Studies

The Nanovic Institute believes in the importance of interdisciplinary inquiry and that Europe holds answers to pressing questions about our past, present and future. Their undergraduate grant offerings include independent travel and research grants, internship and service grants, language study grants, and as of fall 2020, the Institute is offering a new Research Resources Grant to assist students with preliminary research expenses.  

Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies

The Liu Institute offers funding to undergraduate students at the University of Notre Dame for both research initiatives and student-led organizations that support the Institute's mission of increasing the understanding of Asia at the University. Students may apply for funding to support Asia-related cultural events hosted by student-led organizations. Students at the undergraduate level may also apply for individual funding for research and educational travellanguage study, and meaningful immersion experiences

Internship Grants

Arts and Letters Summer Internship Program

The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development offers the Summer Funding Program to support Notre Dame undergraduate students during their summer experiences. This program is intended to alleviate the living costs incurred as a result of participating in a summer experience crucial to career success. The Center for Career Development also assists students in finding internships.

Nanovic Institute Internship Grants

The Nanovic Institute supports student summer internships and service opportunities in a variety of fields in Europe’s most international cities and revealing locales.