• Current Notre Dame PhD students (any program – post-coursework only)
  • Current Notre Dame postdocs (any discipline)
  • Current Notre Dame Law students (any year)

Selection criteria:

  • Ability to contribute to the success of the project
  • Balance of disciplines, perspectives, and demographics
  • Ability to attend required training, including one all-day session and regular weekly meetings

All Fellows receive a supplemental stipend of $3,000, payable in three installments.

Corresponding levels of professional contribution will be expected.

To Apply:

Applications to the third cohort of the RIF program are now closed.


Check back in 2023 for updates on a potential fourth cohort.

For questions, contact Mark Bourgeois,


Funding for this project was provided by the National Science Foundation under award number SES-1926280.