Funding Opportunities

The Sorin Fellows Program assists its student fellows to explore their interests and cultivate their gifts and talents through Center-supported internships and funding opportunities. Supported internships and funding opportunities reflect and advance the mission of the the CEC: to explore, deepen, and articulate a robust understanding of human dignity, authentic human freedom, and the common good in light of the richness of the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition across a range of disciplines.

The CEC sponsors four primary grant programs throughout the academic year and hosts a ‘Placement Referral Request’ program. 

Research Grants
Support undergraduate and graduate Sorin Fellows who seek to engage in domestic and international research projects and initiatives.

Conference Grants
Support undergraduate and graduate Sorin Fellows who seek to participate in or present a paper at domestic and/or international conferences and seminars.

Formation Grants
Support undergraduate and graduate Sorin Fellows who seek to carry out service projects, spiritual pilgrimages, or similar formative projects.

Placement Grants
Support undergraduate and graduate Sorin Fellows who have secured internships, employment, and/or placements that take place over the course of the mid-semester, winter, or summer recesses.

Placement Referral Request (for Summer only)
Supports undergraduate and graduate Sorin Fellows who seek to be referred to and supported in applications for summer internships and placements with organizations that share an intersecting mission with the CEC.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions about our funding opportunities here.