Senior Thesis

Students are encouraged to conduct original research through either a senior thesis or capstone project. Funding support is available from the following resources:

  1. CUSE Undergraduate Research Grants
    CUSE can help students develop and find funding for many different kinds of research to help make the most of their Notre Dame experience and expand the intellectual life at the University.

  2. Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (ISLA-UROP) Grants
    UROP grants give students the opportunity to design all aspects of their projects, from identifying a research topic or creative goal to developing a persuasive narrative, reasonable timetable, and appropriate budget. Each student is guided through this process by a faculty member of their choosing. These programs offer a variety of academic year and summer funding opportunities. Some grants focus on supporting scholarship on particular themes and topics, while others are dedicated to supporting general scholarly and creative endeavors. 

  3. Kellogg/Kroc Undergraduate Research Grants
    The Kellogg and Kroc Institutes offer summer research grants for undergraduate students at Notre Dame. The grants are intended for juniors whose interests include a clear international dimension related to the Kellogg Institute's themes or the themes of the Kroc Institute. Grants up to $5,000 each will be awarded for research abroad or, if demonstrably appropriate, in the United States. 

  4. You are encouraged to speak with your advisors to identify other sources of funding and support that may apply to your individual projects as well.