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 

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

Director of Graduate Studies (Professor CJ Jones)view her calendar and make an appointment

Gabriel and Duffy Fellowships (MI Funding for Ph.D. Students)

Graduate Handbook

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.)

Community

Visit find.nd.edu for a comprehensive guide to where to go and what to do around South Bend. 

Notre Dame Care and Wellness Consultants

McDonald Center for Student Well-Being

Graduate Student Life

Registrar

Office of the Registrar (home for the academic calendar)

Graduate Bulletin of Information

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)

University

Graduate School: Resources for Current Students, a wide-ranging collection of materials including academic year deadlines, 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: Graduate students are encouraged to set-up 1-1 appointments with Arts and Letters Graduate Career Consultant, Erik Simon, through the Graduate Career Services' career management system Handshake. Erik works with students on topics within the areas of career exploration, the application process, job search, and interviewing. He also works alongside the Directors of Graduate Studies within each academic department/program to support students in securing jobs both inside and outside of academia.

Graduate School Commencement Ceremony (held each May)

Campus Map

 


MI 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 interdisciplinarity of 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. 

Inquiries about this Fellowship should be addressed to the DGS of the Medieval Institute, CJ Jones. For the current cycle, applications are due November 24, 2020, by 5 p.m.

Submit your application

Gabriel Fellowship

The Astrik L. Gabriel History of Universities Collection contains a very impressive collection of books, journals, an extensive group of offprints, photocopies of hard-to-find articles, and pamphlets covering all aspects of medieval education, supplemented by Canon Gabriel's own notes on medieval colleges (especially those in Paris) and microfilms of about two thousand medieval manuscripts containing cartularies, statutes, matriculation lists, expense accounts, and other documents directly related to the study of medieval universities.

Named in honor of Canon Astrik L. Gabriel, long-time director of the Medieval Institute, the Gabriel Fellowship allows the holder to take a third year of courses at Notre Dame for the purpose of (1) substantially broadening the interdisciplinarity of 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. Second-year PhD students from any department at Notre Dame may apply for the fellowship. At the end of the fellowship year they must submit a statement that outlines their scholarly engagement (over the past year and into the future) with the materials in the Gabriel collection (e.g. by a comprehensive exam list, conference presentation or abstract, planned use in the dissertation proposal, etc.). Gabriel Fellows will also work ten hours per week for the Medieval Institute helping to coordinate its community engagement activities.

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) makes clear how that added breadth will make it possible to contribute decisively to crucial, contemporary scholarly discussions, and (4) describes how they will make use of the institute’s Gabriel collections. The applicant’s primary advisor 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.

Inquiries about this Fellowship should be addressed to the DGS of the Medieval Institute, CJ Jones. For the current cycle, applications are due November 24, 2020, by 5 p.m.

Submit your application