The Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) mentors and supports the next generation of scholars and policymakers—leaders who will be crafting the intellectual framework for the national security debate in the years to come. We offer a variety of fellowship opportunities to graduate students here at Notre Dame and around the world, as well as research funding for Notre Dame Ph.D. students working on topics in national and international security.

Fellowship opportunities


Hans J. Morgenthau Fellowship

The Hans J. Morgenthau Fellowship is a one-year, non-residential program for doctoral candidates at any university who are interested in exploring grand strategy in its larger conceptual and historical context. It includes a stipend of $10,000 plus travel expenses and accommodations during fellowship activities.

Learn more about the Morgenthau Fellowship

War College Fellowship

NDISC is proud to welcome War College Fellows from all five of America's war colleges. These fellows are selected by their service branches and hosted by Notre Dame for a year of coursework and other activities designed to prepare them for their next assignment.

Graduate Student Fellowship

NDISC Graduate Fellowship Programs

This fellowship is open to first-field international relations graduate students in Notre Dame's Department of Political Science. Candidates are identified by the director of graduate studies and the graduate admissions committee; they are selected by the director and principals of NDISC.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovative Approaches to Grand Strategy

This competitive fellowship is open to leading scholars interested in applying their work to some aspect of the formulation and implementation of grand strategy. The position offers a competitive salary, benefits, and modest professional support. Applications are due via interfolio in January of each year.

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Notre Dame 6th-year postdoctoral fellowship

Notre Dame graduate students can apply to NDISC for a 6th-year postdoctoral fellowship. This support will cover stipend and benefits at the College of Arts & Letters' 6th-year postdoctoral rates.

To apply, please provide your curriculum vitae (CV), a research statement, and three letters of reference.

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Graduate Research Support

Research Grants

NDISC is committed to helping Notre Dame graduate students succeed by supporting their research, including grants for research and conference travel, books, software, etc. 

Learn more about how NDISC supports research

Women in International Security

NDISC supports an active chapter of Women in International Security, helping graduate students develop their professional network at Notre Dame and well beyond.

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