The Leiva Graduate Fellowship in Precision Medicine recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding performance or who bring special qualities or abilities to the University of Notre Dame in the area of precision medicine research. The Fellowship acknowledges academic achievement, financial need, character, and qualities of leadership. One $5,000 fellowship will be awarded.

Selection Criteria

In awarding the fellowships, preference is given to graduate students in the College of Engineering or College of Science whose scholarship is in the area of precision medicine research and education, or in a related biomedical science or engineering field. Eligible students must be enrolled in the University for both the following spring and fall semesters.

Application Process

The online application, includes a brief statement for proposed summer research, a personal statement, a recommendation letter from the student’s advisor, and the student’s CV.

The 2021 AD&T Summer Graduate Fellowship Application is now closed. Please check back in March 2022 for our next round of funding.

The Leiva Graduate Fellowship in Precision Medicine is administered by the Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health, on behalf of Notre Dame Research.

Please direct questions to Corrine Hornbeck or call (574) 631-7385.

Previous Leiva Fellows

  • 2022: Alicia Wei (Electrical Engineering - Bioengineering)
  • 2021: Loan Duong (Biological Sciences)
  • 2020: Tracy Lynne Lockwood (Chemistry - Biochemistry)
  • 2019: Joshua Berwanger (Chemistry - Biochemistry)
  • 2018: Kimberly Curtis (Bioengineering)
  • 2017: Maria Cristina Miranda Vergara (Chemistry - Biochemistry)
  • 2016: Anna McDermott (Bioengineering)