With support from Notre Dame Research and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Notre Dame faculty have won 68 National Endowment for the Humanities grants since 1999, more than any other university in the country.
The total number of Arts and Letters faculty who have received major national fellowships across the social sciences, arts, and humanities places us among the Top 5 private research universities in the nation.
Our graduate students also continue to distinguish themselves by winning external awards, including prestigious National Science Foundation, Fulbright, Newcombe, and Mellon/ACLS fellowships. This research focus extends to our undergraduate programs, where the number of students completing a senior thesis surged from 9% in 2008 to 41% in 2020.
Fellowships by the Numbers
- 68 National Endowment for the Humanities grants since 1999