Joanne Fahey | October 30, 2014
For the past six years the Naughton Fellowship program has been encouraging transatlantic research collaborations for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Notre Dame.
The Naughton Fellowship program allows students with a background in, or aptitude for, STEM fields to experience international research and educational opportunities through a funded exchange program involving the University of Notre Dame and four of Ireland’s leading research universities: Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, and University College Dublin. Irish undergraduates, Master’s students, and Ph.D. candidates can come to Notre Dame on the fellowship, while Notre Dame undergraduates, Master’s students, and Ph.D. candidates can travel to Ireland to study and research topics as diverse as Structural Engineering to Marine Biology and Public Health to Data Science and Analytics.
Notre Dame Students in Ireland
Speaking about the Naughton Fellowships, Professor Rich Taylor, Associate Vice President for Research, said, “We are so grateful for the Naughtons’ history of generosity at Notre Dame. When Dr. Martin Naughton originally launched the fellowship program he said that he knew that STEM education would be ‘essential to the prosperity of society.’ As Notre Dame continues to be a powerful force for good in the world, I am delighted that we can offer both Notre Dame students and Irish students the opportunity to conduct research and build international collaborations through the Naughton Fellowships.”