Charles Edison Foundation Fellowship

Scientia's Charles Edison Foundation Fellowship

Scientia is excited to continue to support the Charles Edison Foundation Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The fellowship will provide at least two Notre Dame undergraduate students with $1500 each for a full academic year. The goal of this fellowship is to help students that due to financial circumstances are unable to fully commit to undergraduate research because of on-campus or off-campus employment. Moreover, the hope is that the fellowship will promote undergraduate research at Notre Dame and help students reach their highest potential, regardless of economic circumstances.

Further details are outlined below. Any questions concerning the fellowship, eligibility, or the application process should be directed to the Scientia Editors at

Students interested in applying should submit their application here: Letters of recommendation from the student's current research advisor should be sent directly to by March 29th at 11:59 pm. 

The deadline for all application materials: March 29, 2018 at 11:59pm



-Applicants should be sophomores or juniors in good academic standing, have at least one major in the College of Science, and demonstrate financial need. 

-Students should be involved in undergraduate research during the academic year at the University of Notre Dame. 

-Successful applicants will receive the funds for the next two semesters they are enrolled on campus. In the event that a student elects to study abroad after receiving the scholarship, then funds will be provided for whichever subsequent two semesters they are on campus. 

-Funds will not be provided during the summer session. 

-All applications will be reviewed by Scientia, and decisions will be announced by the end of the semester



-If selected to receive the fellowship, the recipients will be expected to write a one-page reflection at the end of each semester. This reflection should include the benefits of the fellowship to the recipients research, their progress over the semester, and any suggestions for improvements to the fellowship program. 

-Students will be expected to be the student speaker at one of Scientia’s monthly Talk Science meetings and/or submit an article to Scientia before graduation.