Fellowship Record

The ongoing scholarship of the College’s faculty has a strong record of attracting research funding from private foundations, corporations, and the federal government. Over the past 15 years, the number of faculty who have received major national fellowships in the arts, humanities, and social sciences places us among the Top 10 universities in the nation. Our faculty has also had record success with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Fellowships Awarded by the
National Endowment for the Humanities

1999–2015

  1. University of Notre Dame – 53
  2. University of Michigan – 36
  3. Harvard University – 29
  4. Princeton University – 25
  5. University of California, Berkeley – 23


Fellowships Awarded to Liberal Arts Faculty at
Top 25 National Research Universities

1999–2014

  1. Princeton University – 206
  2. Harvard University – 198
  3. University of Michigan – 193
  4. University of Chicago – 180
  5. University of California, Berkeley – 179
  6. Columbia University – 163
  7. University of Notre Dame – 161
  8. Northwestern University – 136
  9. University of Pennsylvania – 133
  10. Brown University – 113
  11. Duke University – 111
  12. Stanford University – 108
  13. Yale University – 108
  14. University of Virginia – 103
  15. Georgetown University – 92
  16. Cornell University – 91
  17. Emory University – 81
  18. Washington University in St. Louis – 80
  19. Vanderbilt University – 78
  20. Johns Hopkins University – 61
  21. Dartmouth University – 61
  22. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 50
  23. Rice University – 42
  24. Carnegie Mellon University – 20
  25. California Institute of Technology – 14


Note: All fellowship numbers are taken from the fellowship lists provided by the funding agencies. Fellowship granting agencies are those used by the National Research Council in its rankings for the humanities. The Top 25 national research universities are from the U.S. News rankings (September 2003). The statistics include only faculty (rather than dissertation or pre-doctoral) fellowships. They also include only fellowships given to faculty in departments equivalent to those in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters (humanities, arts, and social sciences). Fellowships awarded to scientists and engineers were excluded for the purpose of comparing Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters to other universities. The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford has not until recently made its fellowship lists public. Including those numbers could change the rankings slightly.


Research in the Humanities


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  • Notre Dame Anthropologist Deb Rotman Awarded Fulbright Fellowship

    Deb Rotman

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