Resources for Current Students

Graduate class

Below are links to documents and sites that current MI graduate students may find useful. If you have suggestions for additions, please send them to medinst@nd.edu.

Medieval Institute 

2016-17 MI Graduate Handbook

2013-14 MI Graduate Handbook

2012-13 MI Graduate Handbook

2011-12 MI Graduate Handbook

Calendar of Events (all scheduled lectures, conferences, and other events sponsored by the Medieval Institute or of interest to medievalists)

New Funding for Ph.D. Students 

Duffy Fellowship

The Medieval Institute will award one Duffy Fellowship per year to a Ph.D. student in the Medieval Studies program at Notre Dame. This fellowship allows the holder to take a third year of courses at Notre Dame for the purpose of (1) substantially broadening the interdisciplinarityof their dissertation research, (2) developing skills and enhancing knowledge that will prepare the student for an ambitious and effective program of research, and (3) gaining significant disciplinary expertise that the student needs to prepare for their future career. Obvious uses of the fellowship would be to acquire a further research language unrelated to those one knows or to gain intensive experience of a different scholarly approach, whether archeological, art-historical, digital-humanities, historical, literary, etc., but the possible uses of the Fellowship will not be restricted to these. Duffy Fellows will also work ten hours a week for the MI helping to coordinate its community engagement activities.

The value of the Fellowship will be that of a single year’s regular stipend, as determined by the College of Arts and Letters, plus the usual benefits. Those who are awarded the fellowship will be eligible for an Arts and Letters post-doctoral fellowship at Notre Dame if they finish their degree in six years.

Applications must normally be made by the end of the Fall semester in the student’s second year in the Ph.D. program. Applicants must submit a 2-page proposal that (1) outlines the program of studies they intend to follow, (2) explains how that course of studies will add significant interdisciplinary breadth to their work and prepare them for their dissertation research, and (3) makes clear how that added breadth will make it possible to contribute decisively to crucial, contemporary scholarly discussions. The applicant’s doctoral supervisor must submit a letter expressing her/his approval of the plan and clarifying how the third year of courses is in the best interests of the student.

Applications and inquiries about this Fellowship should be addressed to the DGS of the Medieval Institute, Chris Abram. For AY 2018/19, applications are due March 29th by 5 p.m. Instructions for submission will be forthcoming.

Gabriel Fellowship

Named in honor of Abbot Astrik L. Gabriel, long-time director of the Medieval Institute, the Gabriel Fellowship provides a year of stipend funding to a Ph.D. student working in the field of medieval education (broadly defined). Students from any department at Notre Dame may apply for the fellowship. Gabriel fellows will take a third year of coursework at Notre Dame, focusing on medieval education, educational institutions (monasteries, cathedral schools, universities, etc.), and/or the interaction between medieval education and cultural production, making use as they do so of the MI Library’s Gabriel collections. Gabriel Fellows will also work ten hours per week curating the Gabriel Collections and making them more accessible to scholars under the guidance of the Medieval Studies Librarian.

The value of the Fellowship will be that of a single year’s regular stipend, as determined by the College of Arts and Letters, plus the usual benefits. Those who are awarded the fellowship will be eligible for an Arts and Letters post-doctoral fellowship at Notre Dame if they finish their degree in six years.

Applications must normally be made by the end of the Fall semester in the student’s second year in the Ph.D. program. Applicants must submit a 2-page proposal that (1) outlines the program of studies they intend to follow, (2) explains how that course of studies will add significant interdisciplinary breadth to their work and prepare them for their dissertation research, (3) describes how they will make use of the Institute’s Gabriel collections, and (4) makes clear how that added breadth will make it possible to contribute decisively to crucial, contemporary scholarly discussions. The applicant’s doctoral supervisor must submit a letter expressing her/his approval of the plan and clarifying how the third year of courses is in the best interests of the student.

Applications and inquiries about this Fellowship should be addressed to the DGS of the Medieval Institute, Chris Abram. For AY 2018/19, applications are due March 29th by 5 p.m. Instructions for submission will be forthcoming.

Academic

Office of the Registrar (home for the academic calendar)

Graduate Bulletin of Information

Graduate School Commencement Ceremony (held each May)

Teaching & Research

Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning

Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) (funding opportunities and help with applying for external fellowships and grants)

Administrative Services

Office of Student Accounts (student financial accounts)

International Student and Scholar Affairs

Expense Reimbursement (all requests for reimbursement must be prepared electronically and submitted through the travelND expense reporting system. Instructions for using the system, including policy guidelines for business expenses, are available through this link, along with tutorials and reference guides.)

University

Graduate School: Resources for Current Students, a wide-ranging collection of materials including calendars, dissertation regulations, research funding opportunities, forms and policies, family support information, and general University resources for graduate students

College of Arts and Letters: Graduate Student Resources

Graduate Career Services

Campus Map

Community

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