How to apply

Armel conducting research in a lab

The Glynn Family Honors Program proudly supports a variety of undergraduate research initiatives and training opportunities. Students are eligible to receive up to $6,000 in research grants over the course of their study and up to $5,500 in summer educational or internship support. While priority is given to projects relating to thesis research, we encourage students to apply for grants that open up new opportunities or lead to externally-funded grants later.

Grants available for research

  • Research and Travel Grant: up to $6,000
    • On campus research will be funded at $600/week for full-time work (40hr/week), $6000 for up to 10 weeks of full time work. Less than full-time work will be pro-rated.
  • Conferences and Professional Development Grants: up to $2,000
  • Materials Grant: up to $1,500

Grants available for summer courses and internships

  • Summer Language Immersion: up to $5,500
  • Foreign Language Internships: up to $5,000
  • Service and Cultural Internships: up to $4,500

I am so grateful to the Glynn program for funding my summer research in London, which led to some of my absolute favorite memories from my four years at Notre Dame! – Caroline Pineda '22

Grant funds may be used for: 

  • Summer research expenses: such as travel, rent, or subsistence while doing research on campus or off campus
  • Research travel undertaken in summer or during breaks
  • Conference travel at any time
  • Costs for research materials: generally for students in the College of Arts and Letters, such as books, reproductions, software, technical services, etc.

Funding cannot be used for: 

  • Attendance at a conference where a student is not a presenter
  • Audio-visual equipment or computer equipment
  • Service trips that lack a research component
  • Tuition for Notre Dame courses


  • Students traveling internationally should register their trip with Notre Dame International at the same time as applying for the grant application. 
  • At present, applications for international travel grants should be submitted 4 weeks prior to departure to ensure funding is available and travel registration finalized. If a student needs to depart sooner, please reach out to one of the Glynn directors or email Dr. Snyder.  
  • Students undertaking high-risk travel (for a definition of “high risk” see here) will need to register their travel with Notre Dame International at least 8 weeks prior to departure.

Proposal guidelines

Research grant proposals must include the following documents: 

  • Proposal narrative: a pdf of no more than 4 pages with the following sections: 
    • Your previous research experiences
    • Research proposal (project background, description and significance of proposed research project, and relevance to future thesis plans) 
    • Career plans (explanation of how this research experience fits into your career plans, both immediate and long-term).
  • Conference materials
  • Advisor approval form*
  • Budget
  • IRB approval (if necessary)
  • Waiver for domestic and/or international travel*

Internship and summer course grant proposals must include the following:

  • Proposal narrative: a pdf of no more than 1-2 pages with the following sections: 
    • Description and motivation
    • Background
    • Future plans
    • More information here.
  • A letter of recommendation. 
  • Budget *please note we are not able to fund the tution for course credits
  • IRB approval (if necessary)
  • Waiver for domestic and/or international travel*

*available on Submittable application

Due dates 

  • Research and Travel Grants for summer research: March 10

  • All other grants: rolling basis

Submittable application portal

*most sophomore and junior students in the College of Science should apply to COS-SURF for summer research funding. If you do not know whether to submit your form to Glynn or COS-SURF, consult this decision tree. COS-SURF applications due March 10th.

  • College of Arts and Letters and School of Architecture students apply here.
  • All students applying for the Summer Course and Internship Grant apply here.