The mission of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies is to enrich the intellectual culture of Notre Dame by creating an integrated, interdisciplinary home for students and faculty to explore the evolving ideas, cultures, beliefs, and institutions that shape Europe today.

To pursue its mission, the Institute works to promote European studies at Notre Dame, transform its undergraduates, professionalize its graduate students, foster its interdisciplinary faculty research, and build its international network.

Now in Nanovic Hall on Notre Dame Avenue, the Nanovic Institute has entered a second decade of exciting growth as part of Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs.

Graduate students in European Studies are now invited to apply to become Graduate Fellows of the Nanovic Institute. Please note that complete applications require an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a brief (emailed) faculty referral. Applicants are also asked to provide a brief statement of interest which explains how the student's research illuminates contemporary European issues. Only complete applications will be eligible for review. 

Up to eight (8) applicants will be selected for the academic year. The deadline for applications is May 10, 2019 (the last day of exams). 

Note that students who were selected for the pilot semester in spring 2019 are eligible to apply for the renewal of their fellowship for 2019/20.


  • stipend: $2,000
  • eligible to apply for group funds for Graduate Fellows events, such as a visiting speaker or small symposium
  • access to meeting space in the Nanovic Institute
  • intersecting interests and intellectual community


  • participate in bi-weekly discussion group/workshop with other Fellows focusing on a dissertation chapter, article manuscript, or the like;
  • publish two short pieces for the Institute's website: these may be scholarly book reviews, reflections, or policy briefs that links the student's research to contemporary European issues;
  • attend ten Institute events over the course of the academic year.

The aim of the program is to bring talented graduate students in European Studies together at the Institute, both to the benefit of each other and to European Studies at Notre Dame as a whole.

If you have questions about this program, please contact the Institute's Associate Director, at 

Congratulations on your acceptance into the Berlin, Brussels, and Beyond program! 

Complete this form to accept your position.

Nanovic Institute for European Studies