FAQs

I am a philosopher who is interested in applying. Do I need to specialize in philosophy of religion or propose a project in philosophy of religion?

No, philosophers applying need not propose a project in philosophy of religion--projects need only bear some connection to the field. In recent years, we've funded work in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and history, for example. We encourage philosophers working in all fields to apply!

For the 2023-2024 academic year we are especially interested in projects that investigate the nature and value of intellectual humility in contexts of oppression; however, proposals that relate indirectly will also be considered.

Adjacent research questions may explore, for example:

  • IH, though not primarily through the lens of contexts of oppression
  • other socially important intellectual virtues such as honesty, trust, or charitableness as they relate to oppression
  • other virtues that may seem detrimental in contexts of oppression, such as forgiveness or meekness
  • gaslighting or epistemic injustice.

Must I have a home institution in order to apply for a Research Fellowship?

No, we welcome applications from postdocs.

You may request the entire stipend as salary, or divide it between salary and research/relocation funding. Note that reimbursement of some relocation expenses are taxable, such as the moving of household goods. More details.

Am I required to be in residence during the fellowship period?

Yes, fellows must commit to being in residence at the University of Notre Dame during the fellowship period.

By when must I have the Ph.D. completed in order to be eligible for a Research Fellowship?

Winning applicants for fellowships must have a Ph.D. prior to the time of appointment (August of the relevant academic year).

I am a faculty member at Notre Dame. Can I apply?

Notre Dame faculty are not eligible for Center fellowships.

Are letters of recommendation required for applications?

No, letters of recommendation are no longer required for applications. We are trying to reduce the letter writing burden on the profession. References may be contacted for some applicants.

When is the application deadline? 

February 15, 2023 is the next CPR fellowship application deadline for AY2023-2024 residential fellowships. Generally, application deadlines are on February 15 for the next academic year fellowship cycle (e.g., February 15, 2023 for AY2023-2024; February 15, 2024 for AY2024-2025).

When are selections announced?

We expect that all applicants will be notified via email by April 1.