Just to keep things interesting, there are two kinds of ‘fellows’ at the Kroc Institute: Faculty Fellows and Visiting Research Fellows.
The Kroc Institute’s more than 50 faculty fellows are professors throughout the University of Notre Dame who are invited by the Kroc Institute director to serve as fellows because their expertise relates to peace, violent conflict, human rights, justice, ethics, development, security, or a related issue. (Unlike the Kroc core faculty, whose appointment is to the Kroc Institute, fellows are appointed to the Departments of Political Science, History, Sociology, Theology, etc.)
While working primarily from their own departments, the fellows add significant interdisciplinary academic strength to the Kroc Institute. Many teach courses that are part of the peace studies curriculum; contribute to Kroc research and policy studies; serve on Kroc committees; and bring a wide range of perspectives to the work of the Institute. Faculty fellows (who are all teaching and research faculty) serve 3-year renewable terms as fellows and can apply for Kroc Institute grants for peace-related research.
Visiting Research Fellows
True to their name, the Kroc Institute’s Visiting Research Fellows are scholars from other universities who “visit” the Kroc Institute for up to a year to work full-time on one of the Kroc Institute’s research priorities.
Several dozen scholars apply to the program each year (the deadline is December 15, by the way). Typically, 4 or 5 are invited to the Kroc Institute and are provided financial support for the period in which they are in residence.
Given time away from their other academic obligations, encouragement to focus on critical research questions, and the opportunity to engage with other leading peace scholars, the Kroc Institute’s visiting fellows are able to be highly productive and make significant contributions to peace research.
Meet this year’s Visiting Research Fellows at the Kroc Institute.