Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Student Research and Funding Opportunities

Undergraduate Students

The Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP) offers fellowships for mentored research, guides to external research opportunities, travel grants for conference presentations, workshops on research and presentation skills, a spring symposium and more. Important Dates are posted on the LUROP website.    See LUROP website for types of research support and application guidelines.

The Loyola University Chicago McNair Scholars Program provides academic support, research opportunities, and involvement in scholarly activities to qualifying students who have the desire and potential to earn an advanced degree. Program participants are either first generation college students or are members of a group underrepresented in graduate education. Loyola's McNair Scholars Program selects fourteen students each year and works closely with them to ensure their successful completion of the baccalaureate degree and application and admission to graduate school. For more information, see the McNair Scholars Program website.

Graduate Students

The Research Incentive Award for Graduate Students (RIAGS) program, administered by the Office of Research Services and the Graduate School, consists of an award of $200 for any Loyola graduate student submitting a proposal for external funding to a Federal or private agency, as well as a bonus award of $1000 for any approved proposal.

Research Funding Requests

Students who are approved in advance for a Research Funding Request may receive reimbursement of up to $400 for expenses related to the research and preparation of a dissertation, thesis, or major research paper in programs that do not already include a thesis.

Research Mentoring Program

The Research Mentoring Program (RMP) is designed to partner graduate students who are working on their dissertation research with undergraduates who are interested in participating in research.