Key Loyola Offices
In addition to the LUROP programs, Loyola offers other opportunities for research experience, and guides to other research opportunities. Click the text below for information about Loyola's Fellowship Office, the McNair Scholarship Program, the Office of Pre-Health Advising, and other resources at Loyola.
- Loyola University Libraries
The libraries invite any undergraduate researcher, not just LUROP fellows, to make extensive use of their services and collections to support their research needs. These resources include their actual collections, items available through interlibrary loan, reference services, and subject guides.
The most useful resources for undergraduate researchers however, are probably the subject specialist reference librarians who you can schedule an appointment with to help you find sources for your project, and the library workshops on topics like conductnig a literature review.
Check out this Library Research Resource Guide for more info.
- Loyola Fellowship Office
The Loyola University Fellowship Office is a great resource for helping undergrads and recent alumni apply for fellowships to help them fund their undergraduate education,for graduate school, or for conducting further research in the U.S. and abroad.
For more information, visit the Loyola Fellowship Office website here.
- Office of Pre-Health Advising
The Office of Pre-Health Advising offers assistance to Loyola's undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students interested in pursuing health professional careers. Among other things, this office has information about research opportunities such as the Edward M. Chester, M.D. Summer Scholars Program, the Howard Hughes Summer Medical Fellows Program, the National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program, and more. Click here, for the Pre-Health Advising webpage.
- Office of Research Services
The Office of Research Services manages approvals and compliance for working with animals (IACUC), biosafety (IBC), and human subjects (IRB), it provides workshops and training regarding responsible conduct in research, and it also provides consultations on research-based grant proposals.
Visit their website to learn more about whether you need approval for your research project, how to apply, and where to obtain training such as taking a CITI course.
- McNair Scholars Program
Loyola University ChicagoRonald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement ProgramARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A COLLEGE PROFESSOR?The McNair Scholars Program is for current undergraduate students who aspire to obtain a Ph.D.The Loyola University Chicago McNair Program is designed to provide eligible students in STEM and STEM related (social sciences) disciplines with an extensive array of academic support and enrichment activities in order to enhance academic success, increase retention through successful completion of the baccalaureate degree, increase rates of graduate school acceptance, provide a head start in being prepared for entrance into graduate study, and enhance rates of Ph.D. completion.The McNair Program offers workshops, academic advising, GRE test preparation, sponsored travel to research conferences, research internships, faculty mentoring, and assistance with making the transition from undergraduate to graduate study.Benefits for McNair Scholars
- $2,800 stipend for summer research project
- Faculty mentoring to learn the fundamentals of research
- Opportunities to present and publish research
- GRE preparation workshops and test fee waiver
- Assistance in transitioning to graduate school and in applying for fellowships, grants, and other financial support.
- Academic, career, and personal guidance
- Visit graduate schools at McNair institutions
- Network with McNair institutions and peers
For more information, check the Loyola University McNair Scholars Program website here:http://www.luc.edu/gradschool/mcnairscholarsprogram/Contact Loyola’s McNair ProgramMarcela Gallegos, M.Ed., Assistant Director
- Completed at least 60 hours (junior or senior standing)
- US citizenship or residency
- A 3.0 or above GPA
- Status as a first generation college student with income eligibility and/or a member of a group underrepresented in graduate education
Mgalle2@luc.edu773.508.3403Granada Center, 4th floor, Lake Shore CampusThe McNair Program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.