Untapped Resources: The Keough School and CUSE

Author: Sarah Price

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The Keough School of Global Affairs (KSGA) is not only a great academic institution filled with unparalleled faculty and programs, but it too is a wonderful place to receive guidance and funding for a wide variety of goals.

KSGA is home to the master’s and bachelor’s degree programs in Global Affairs and aims to advance integral human development in an interdisciplinary and educational manner. That being said, the KSGA works in partnership with many other institutes on campus such as the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Law School, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies as well as many regional studies departments. 

Yet, the main hidden gem in the KSGA is its two main avenues for undergraduates to receive research and project funding.

The first avenue is Experiencing the World Fellowship (ETW) through the Kellogg Institute. ETW awards are granted to academically eligible students who wish to participate in research, non-profit work, or other activities in Latin America, Asia, or Africa to advance their knowledge of the region. Awards are up to $5,000 and can be applied to almost anything!

The second avenue is undergraduate research grants that provide varying amounts of funding to research centered on democracy/development, Asian related work/language study, or European research.

Can't find the resource or funding that you need? Notre Dame's Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) is definitely the funding hub for our students.

With too many scholarships and grants to list, there is an opportunity to fund research, learning opportunities, or work both abroad and domestically. Here is the direct link to over 60 different funding sources that are dependent on academic colleges, scholars programs, senior theses, or just open interdisciplinary funds!