If your scholarship considers questions of justice broadly conceived from any disciplinary perspective, we welcome you to apply for a year-long Graduate Justice Fellowship facilitated by the Center for Social Concerns. Justice Fellows will work with invited scholars and leaders from the University and beyond to sharpen research plans through interdisciplinary dialogue and workshops. Graduate students from all colleges and schools are welcome. 


  • Stipend or research support of $3,000 for successful completion of the fellowship
  • Consultation with faculty exemplars and field/community experts whose scholarship addresses the demands of justice
  • Opportunities to develop and workshop your research/teaching plans with other early-career scholars to enhance quality, relevance, and impact

​Who should apply

  • Doctoral students of any college/school (preferably 2nd to 4th year students)  
  • Professional and masters level students with strong interest in the theme and support from their department/school

Expectations of fellows

  • Demonstrated interest in the themes of the fellowship
  • Local residency at Notre Dame during the academic year 2024–25
  • Attendance and thoughtful participation at all fellowship events (approximately 7 meetings per semester)
  • Presentation at one gathering of the fellow’s interests and research
  • Development of brief public essay (or blog entry) in the fellow’s area of interest, facilitation of a relevant discussion in fellow’s home department, or a similar contribution the fellow may want to offer 

Application deadline and materials

Click the button below to download the application for the 2024–25 Graduate Justice Fellowship. Applications are due by May 24, 2024.

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