Undergraduate Research Program

The Undergraduate Research 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. 


  1. Undergraduate research students working with full-time regular faculty. Eligible faculty includes T&R, research faculty and Special Professional Faculty who are eligible to submit research grants at the University of Notre Dame.
  2. Faculty must be an active member of the Eck Institute for Global Health. An active member is defined as a member that consistently affiliates themselves with the Institute on their grant proposals.


Investigators may receive $300 per semester for two semesters. Only one student per investigator 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. 


The deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year is November 1, 2019.

Application Format and Submission

The student must submit a faculty-approved proposal and submit it electronically to the EIGH Program Director with the subject line “PI Name – Undergraduate Research 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 Program, including examples of past projects, please contact the EIGH Program Director.