Leaders at every level need the best available information relevant to the problems they’re trying to solve—and the i-Lab provides that information through rigorous research that is accessible and usable. The i-Lab process trains students how to work in diverse teams to accelerate evidence to impact and deliver more effective policies and programs by forging links between practitioners and policymakers and those they serve.
The i-Lab experience unfolds over three semesters and is designed to build the skills, expertise, and relationships that nurture creative solutions to a partner’s challenges.
You will choose a student team and global partner organization to work with. Together, you will design a project and produce an output—a report, operational model, app, or any number of other option—that helps your global partner meet a challenge.
Explore the projects currently underway in the i-Lab:
In partnership with Fund for Peace, How can policy makers, practitioners, and the investment community leverage the State Resilience Index to achieve better outcomes in improving peace and stability outcomes and advancing foreign direct investment?
The core of the i-Lab experience is partnership building. Our students, advised by Notre Dame faculty, develop close relationships with each other and with key organizations that tackle today’s most pressing challenges. Together they explore, innovate, and build useful solutions.
Would your organization benefit from a Keough School i-Lab partnership? We invite you to learn more.
Guided by i-Lab directors Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Melissa Paulsen, you’ll work with other students, global partners, and faculty-mentors in multiple disciplines to address real-world issues and challenges.