Work with Us

2015 Mandela Washington Fellows work in South Bend's Unity Gardens.

2015 Mandela Washington Fellows work in South Bend's Unity Gardens.

The University of Notre Dame's Initiative for Global Development improves human dignity worldwide through global development research and projects. There are many ways to connect with NDIGD in this endeavor. We work with a variety of partners, including government agencies, NGOs, humanitarian organizations, foundations, private corporations, and other implementing partners in the United States and overseas. 

On campus, we work with faculty and students to further their research and find ways to apply findings to solve global development challenges worldwide. We also conduct monitoring and evaluation to discover the impact of University initiatives.

Corporations & Foundations

NDIGD places a high value on our collaborations, and we have created the Corporate Impact Program for corporations and foundations with whom we partner. Impact members benefit by gaining access to talent both at Notre Dame and in country; training on business ethics; insight on overcoming challenges by sharing best practices and lessons learned; and networking with university experts, NGOs, and federal agencies in designing new corporate responsibility projects. Read more

Government & Implementers

Many of our projects are funded by government agencies such as USAID, the U.S. Department of State, and Millennium Challenge Corporation. We also work with implementing agencies such as Blue Planet Network, Project Concern International, and 3ie. Read more


NDIGD supports Notre Dame faculty members in connecting them with grant opportunities and projects to help further their research. Read more


Notre Dame students can be involved with NDIGD through working with faculty on projects, or through one of our programs. Read more

Private Donors

Many NDIGD projects are supported by private donations. In addition to project-specific funding, the University seeks multiple endowments for excellence to support outreach, public events, and publications, as well as other critical Initiative priorities. Read more

If you are interested in discussing a partnership with NDIGD, please contact us by email, or by phone at 574-631-5469.