Naughton Fellowships are available to exceptional students from Notre Dame STEM programs at all stages of their academic careers. The Naughton Fellowship facilitates cross-cultural collaborative research between Notre Dame and leading Irish universities, enabling successful candidates to participate in science and engineering studies with cutting-edge professors on both sides of the Atlantic.
At the undergraduate level, students apply to a summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, which offers full tuition, living expenses, and a cultural enrichment program to eight Notre Dame students. Seniors seeking to pursue a master’s degree may apply for a one-year fellowship, which also provides full tuition and a generous stipend, offering students the opportunity to obtain a degree from one of four universities in Ireland. The REU program reciprocates with those universities, allowing an equivalent number of Irish students to conduct summer research at Notre Dame under the direction of a faculty mentor. Irish students can also earn a graduate degree through Notre Dame’s ESTEEM program for graduates focused on the intersection between entrepreneurship, engineering, science, and technology.
At the doctoral level, the Naughton Fellowship allows students to collaborate with co-advisors in their chosen field, with one based at Notre Dame and the other in Ireland.