Graduate Student Opportunities

The Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) offers funding to first and second-field international relations graduate students who are working on topics in national or international security, broadly defined.

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Graduate Research Support

NDISC supports graduate research needs including:

  • research travel, 
  • conference travel, 
  • tuition, 
  • travel for research training,
  • research expenses including 
    • books, subscriptions, research software, and Interfolio costs 

While there is no set amount that can be requested, typically requests are funded in the $2500 range.  

Please submit requests including a paragraph justifying it, a brief budget, and information about other funds supporting the project here.

6th Year Postdoctoral Fellowship

Each year, NDISC can support one to two 6th year post-doctoral fellowships for Notre Dame graduate students.  This support is limited to covering stipend and benefits at the College 6th year post-doctoral fellow rates.  

Please submit applications consisting of a c.v., a research statement, and three letters of reference here.

Graduate Student Fellowship

NDISC has full funding to support one graduate student for 5 years who intends to pursue research in a core area of international or national security.  

This fellowship is only open to first field international relations graduate students.  Candidates for this fellowship will be identified by the Director of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Admissions Committee and selected by recommendation to the Director and Principals of NDISC.