Increased Stipends for Doctoral Students with Fellowships

Doctoral students in Notre Dame’s College of Engineering who are recipients of external grants, awards and fellowships that contribute a substantial portion to their annual stipend will receive an adjusted annual stipend of $45,000 throughout the entire duration of the external funding period.  

External grants, awards and fellowships that fall under this policy include (for example):

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)
  • Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) Fellowship
  • Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program
  • Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Fellowships
  • GEM Fellowships
  • NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunity (NSTGRO) 

Some national fellowships are open to international students. In addition, some non-U.S. governments and entities offer fellowships that fall under this policy.

The Notre Dame Office of Grants and Fellowships in the Graduate School can help you identify fellowship opportunities and develop application materials. Contact:

Questions on qualifying grants, awards and fellowships should be directed to Amber Li, Director of Graduate Programs, in the College of Engineering’s Dean’s Office.