The Center for the Study of Religion and Society offers year-long Undergraduate Religion Research Fellowships. The objective of this program is to foster undergraduate student involvement in the CSRS and to support their own research on a variety of topics involving religion. The Fellowships are also designed to encourage and equip promising Notre Dame undergraduate students to explore the possibility of becoming academic scholars of religion in a variety of disciplines and fields for their future careers.
Undergraduate students at Notre Dame from any College or discipline are welcome to apply, including from the social sciences, humanities, the sciences, or the arts, as long as their research topic somehow relates to the social scientific study of religion. Rising ND seniors, juniors, and sophomores may apply.
A sociology faculty member in the CSRS will be assigned to work for the year as a mentor for Fellows, similar to the way faculty thesis advisors work with honors students. This faculty mentor will meet regularly with, teach, and guide the Fellows to focus on developing, conducting, writing, and presenting their own research projects.
By the time the year-long Fellowship has been completed, Fellows will have had the opportunity to research a religion-related topic of personal interest in a supportive and resource-rich context, to participate in an intellectual community of scholars interested in religion and society, to learn more about what life as a religion-research academic scholar is like, and to prepare for possible application to top graduate programs that involve the study of religion.