Undergraduate Research Support

The Undergraduate Research Support Program is designed to further EIGH objectives by training undergraduates for global health research, supporting faculty in their research endeavors, and increasing undergraduate participation within the Institute.

Together, undergraduate students and EIGH faculty members can apply for research funding from the Institute. 


The following categories are eligible to apply for this program:

  1. Full-time, regular faculty (Tenure / Tenure-track, Research, and Special Professional faculty) who are eligible to submit research grants at the University of Notre Dame
  2. Active members of the Eck Institute for Global Health who consistently affiliates themselves with the Institute on their grant proposals


Faculty members may receive $300 per semester for two semesters. Only one student per member will be funded each academic year. Funds can be used to purchase materials and supplies the undergraduate student will use during the course of their research. 


We are no long accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Application Format and Submission

Interested applicants should complete a proposal and submit it electronically to the EIGH Program Director with the subject line “PI Name – Undergraduate Research Support Program.”

Proposals must include:

  1. Name and academic year of undergraduate student
  2. One paragraph explaining the research to which the undergraduate student will be contributing
  3. One paragraph detailing the contribution of this research to the field of global health

Acceptance Conditions

  • Have the student participate in College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM)
  • Recognize funding from the EIGH on presentations and/or publications associated with the funded research
  • Notify the EIGH if any presentations and/or publications result from the undergraduate student’s work
Need more information?

For questions on the Undergraduate Research Support Program, including examples of past projects, please contact Program Director, Ashley Hudson.