Apply for Visiting Research Fellowships

Each year, the Kroc Institute’s Visiting Research Fellows Program brings outstanding scholars focused on peace research to the University of Notre Dame for a semester or a full academic year.  The Institute particularly seeks scholars who will actively integrate their research with ongoing Kroc research initiatives.

Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are now closed. Applications for the 2020-21 academic year will re-open in Fall 2019. 

How to Apply

Applications for the 2020-21 academic year will be available beginning in September 2019 with a deadline of January 15, 2020. 

Applicants must have completed a doctoral, or equivalent, degree.  If you are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program, you must have completed your doctoral degree before the beginning of the fellowship.  If you have been a Kroc Visiting Research Fellow, please wait 7 years before applying again.


Fellowships begin at the start of the University of Notre Dame’s semester (August or January) and can run for one semester or an academic year.  Junior (untenured) fellows receive a stipend of $25,000 per semester; senior (tenured) fellows receive $30,000 per semester.  Housing is provided in furnished Institute apartments at no cost.  Fellows have library and Internet access and document retrieval services.

A complete application consists of:

  • The Visiting Research Fellows Application Form
  • A research project proposal (maximum 10 pages) that concisely describes the basic elements of the research project (sources, data and analysis), a timetable, and expected products.  Please include a bibliography listing citations relevant to your proposed research.  Your project proposal should indicate which field (Gender and Conflict/Peacebuilding; Nuclear Disarmament, Sustainable Development and Climate Change; International Mediation; Peace Studies (open)) you are applying toward
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation

A Kroc Institute faculty committee reviews the applications and makes the selections.  Selection criteria include evidence of academic excellence; clarity of the link to existing research emphases; and anticipation of participation in the intellectual life of the Institute.  Results will be announced in March.


If you have further questions about the application process, please contact:


Jeanine Dziak, (574) 631-8500,


View current Visiting Research Fellows.