Thank you for your interest in the Inspired Leadership Initiative.  Applications for Cohort Five, which takes place August 2023 - May 2024, are now being accepted.  

Please consider the following when contemplating the program:

  • We are seeking a broad array of up to 30 accomplished individuals who have completed careers of 20 years or more. Experience may be in any field from non-profit, business, family management, to academics, to name a few.
  • The program encompasses a full academic year at the University of Notre Dame’s home campus, as well as providing access to its domestic and global gateways.
  • We are seeking individuals — as well as their spouses or partners — that have a willingness to share their knowledge and experience with other program participants, 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, life partners (and for select activities invited guests) are welcome to participate in certain elements of the ILI programming and are encouraged to do so to the degree that best suits each individual - from social participation to full fellow status, including the opportunity to take up to two courses per semester (a course fee is applied). The ILI is designed with the flexibility to allow you to continue to be involved in family, community, and board activities while participating in this rare opportunity to accompany the fellow as they discover, discern, and design the next stage of their life.

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

Thank you for your interest in the Inspired Leadership Initiative.  Applications for Cohort Five, which takes place August 2023 - May 2024, are now being accepted.

A completed application must include the following:

  • Application
  • CV/Resume

We recommend a thorough review of the ILI website in advance of completing your application.

Please note: You may exit out of the application at anytime, and your data will automatically be saved. Once the "submit" button is pressed you will no longer be able to access/make changes to your application.

Inspired Leadership Initiative University of Notre Dame (ili.nd.edu)