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!

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.

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 (other than Visiting Graduate in years that applies) 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 1, 2021 is the next CPR fellowship application deadline for AY2021-2022 residential fellowships. Application deadlines are on February 1 for the next academic year fellowship cycle (e.g., February 1, 2021 for AY2021-2022; February 1, 2022 for AY2022-2023).

When are selections announced?

We expect that all applicants will be notified via email by March 15.