Theology Graduate Students Recieve Prestigious Research Grants

Author: Emily Hammock

Theology graduate students are among this year's recipients of prestigious Fulbright and NSAID grants. Ten University of Notre Dame students have been awarded Fulbright grants in the 2014-15 program, placing the University among the top-producing research institutions in the nation. Eight of Notre Dame’s 10 U.S. Fulbright students come from the College of Arts and Letters.
The U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, Fulbright recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2014-15 U.S. Fulbright students. The success of the top-producing institutions is highlighted in Thursday’s edition (Feb. 12) of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Hannah Hemphill, theology Ph.D. student, is currently completing a study and research grant to Switzerland. See the full list of Notre Dame Fulbright grant winners, here.
Twelve University of Notre Dame students, including eight from the College of Arts and Letters, have been selected by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) brand-new Research and Innovation Fellowship Program. They will travel to Brazil, Colombia, India, and South Africa to research global development challenges and create innovative solutions to address these issues.
The University of Notre Dame is one of six universities selected by USAID’s new U.S. Global Development Lab to offer these fellowships, which are officially known as the USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellowships. The other successful universities include Arizona State University, Rutgers University, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Davis, and the University of Chicago.
Craig Iffland, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Theology, will research “The Applicability of International Humanitarian Law in Contemporary Armed Conflict” in Johannesburg, South Africa. See the full list of student researchers, here.

Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at on February 12, 2015.