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We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 cohort of fellows. 

Please consider the following when contemplating the program:

  • The program is open to up to 25 people and their spouses or life partners.

  • We are seeking a broad array of accomplished individuals who have completed careers of 20 years or more as explained in our Vision. 
  • The program encompasses a full academic year at the University of Notre Dame’s home campus, and its global network, as desired.
  • The program desires to have a cohort of accomplished leaders from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and accordingly is proud to have the capacity to carefully consider each applicant without regard to financial capacity and offer a fee reduction, potentially including stipends for expenses, for prospective fellows who are appropriate for this program and who would otherwise not be able to attend.
  • We hope and encourage fellows, and their spouses or partners, to share their knowledge and experience with other fellow program attendees, students, faculty, and others within the community.
  • Fellows should have a desire to become a greater force for good in the world while leveraging the knowledge and experience gained through the program.
  • Spouses or life partners are welcome to audit up to two courses, per semester, and are encouraged to submit a separate application if they desire to be a full fellow. 

Please contact our office at ili.admissions@nd.edu or (574) 631-8070 with any questions about admissions criteria or the selection process.

We look forward to reviewing your application.

Please access the application here.

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