The University of Notre Dame offers Visiting Fellowships for international students from 2024-2025. This Fellowship gives money and helps research students who want to learn more about the world. It is a great way to learn & get experience in a different country.

  • Country of origin: USA
  • Funded by: Kellogg Institute for International Studies
  • Type: Fully funded
  • Education level: Doctoral & Postdoctoral degree program
  • Duration: Fellowships can be granted for a full academic year (from August to May) or a single semester (from August to December or January to May). Occasional exceptions may exist where two-year postdoctoral visiting fellowships can be obtained.
  • Deadline: You can apply for the school year starting 1st Aug & you must apply for it by 1st Oct.

Find list of fully funded PhD scholarships for international students here.

About the Kellogg Institute

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame is an interdisciplinary center that promotes research, education, and engagement related to democracy and human development. The Institute was established in 1987 & since then, has been a leader in global scholarship and engagement in international studies, human rights, and social justice. Through its Visiting Fellows Program, the Institute offers prestigious postdoctoral fellowships for international scholars to pursue doctoral & postdoctoral research at Notre Dame.

What are the benefits of the Fellowship?

  • Access to resources and expertise from the Kellogg Institute and Notre Dame faculty
  • Possibility to work together with colleagues from all over the globe.
  • A stipend for living expenses, travel, and other costs associated with the Fellowship
  • Access to Notre Dame’s library, labs, & research centers 
  • Individual mentorship from a faculty member
  • Potential to publish in academic journals
  • Potential to network and establish long-term collaborations
  • The Hesburgh Center Residences & other on-campus housing are eligible for partial housing subsidies.

Who Can Apply?

Criteria for Eligibility for Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellowships:

– English language proficiency

– Applicants from all world countries

– Promising junior and mid-career scholars (usually postdocs and assistant or associate professors)

– Experienced senior scholars with an established record of academic excellence

– Policymakers, journalists, and other practitioners who can link policy and scholarship- In exceptional cases, the Institute will support applicants with a Ph.D. or its equivalent in other disciplines

– The Institute wants applications from intelligent people who have experience, even if they don’t have a Ph.D.

– Graduate students who have achieved advanced ABD status may be eligible to apply but must have earned their Ph.D. before commencing the Fellowship to qualify for the award.

– Foreign nationals must have a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 Visa

– Students from any social sciences and humanities discipline or interdisciplinary programs.

– Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to contribute significantly to their research project and the Kellogg Institute’s mission.

– Candidates must be able to commit to the full duration of the fellowship program.

How to Apply?

  • Visit the Kellogg Institute website & select “Fellowships” from the menu.
  • Apply, along with any additional supporting documents, to the Institute by the stated deadline.

Documents needed for the scholarship:

– Address interest in the Fellowship and specify the preferred term of stay in the cover letter

– Include curriculum vitae

– Research project statement will be needed of 6 to 10 double-spaced pages

– Provide a project summary of 150 words max

– Provide a short bio of 200-300 words

– Provide three names and email addresses for letters of recommendation

– Provide two references from senior academic staff members in your area of study.

  • If selected, you will be invited to an interview with the Fellowships Board to discuss your application further.
  • The Fellowship Board will make a final decision about your application.
  • Successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance from the Institute.


The Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellowships are an excellent opportunity for international students to pursue doctoral & postdoctoral degrees in the US. It provides various benefits and support to help them complete their studies. We encourage international students looking to further their academic careers to apply for this Fellowship and take advantage of this chance to get one step closer to reaching their academic goals.

Official website

The Kellogg Institute offers visiting researchers fellowships. Visit their website  to learn more and to check eligibility requirements before applying.