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Office of Research Services

Funding for Research & Projects

The Office of Research Services (ORS) assists faculty and students at the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses with externally funded research, training and public service projects. We also help faculty find funding opportunities, and oversee internal funding programs that can facilitate their efforts to achieve their research or scholarly goals.


RCRS May 14th and 15th Registration Open!

Register NOW for Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS) to be held on May 14th and 15th Registration is now open for the May 2015 RCRS program. This course (UNIV-370) is required for many people at the University that will be involved in research activities. Please register for the program through the LOCUS system or contact Andrew Ellis (aellis5@luc.edu) with any questions about the program. Complete details are available online at: http://www.luc.edu/ors/RCRHome.shtml

NCER Announces Summer Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

The National Center for Education Research, in conjunction with the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at Northwestern University, announces a two-week summer training workshop on quasi-experimental designs.

NCER Announces Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials

The National Center for Education Research, within the Institute of Education Sciences, announces its ninth Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials (CRT).

U.S. Department of Education International Education Programs Service Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

The mission of the International Education Programs Service (IEPS) is to meet the national needs for expertise and competence in foreign languages and area or international studies. IEPS administers 14 international education programs. These programs are complementary in nature and designed to benefit a variety of audiences through training programs, research, start-up or enhancement projects, and fellowships. Fulbright-Hays project director for Loyola is Dale Tampke, so prospective student applicants should contact him (dtampke@luc.edu).

Save the Date: Fulbright Scholar Program on Campus on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Please save this date for informational activities about the Fulbright Scholar Program to be held in the 4th floor atrium of Klarchek Information Commons. A Fulbright officer will conduct a workshop about the program and the application process in the morning, and will conduct brief one-on-one Q&As with individual faculty by appointment in the afternoon. Faculty interested in talking with LUC Fulbright alumni informally may join us for lunch as space permits. A broadcast e-mail with more details will be coming soon. (Posted 3/2/15)

NIH Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2015 Conference

The NIH Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2015 Conference will be held June 2-5, 2015, at the National Institutes of Health main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. There is no registration fee for this conference.

NSF CAREER Proposal Writing

The CISE Directorate at NSF will host a one-day workshop on writing proposals for the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program. To attend the live event which will be held on March 16, 2015 in Arlington Virginia, please continue reading for more details.

2015 NSF Grants Conference

The spring 2015 NSF Grants Conference will be held June 1-2, 2015 in Tampa, FL, and will be hosted by the State University System of Florida.

National Science Foundation (NSF) will implement changes in FastLane

A revised PAPPG was issued on November 20, 2014, which incorporates OMB’s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), as well as other policy updates.

OMB New Uniform Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has combined many federal circulars, including A-21 (cost principles, A-110 (administrative rules) and A-133 (audit requirements), into a single guidance document that applies to many types of grantee organizations in addition to universities. This combined document is known as the "Uniform Guidance." Federal agencies have developed their implementation plans under this guidance and these new regulations are effective as of December 26, 2014.

Federal budget authority for R&D in FY 2014 rises slightly

New data indicate that in fiscal year (FY) 2014, Congress gave federal agencies authority to spend $3.2 billion more on research and development and R&D plant (together) than in FY 2013.

Finding Funding and Grant Preparation Basics Workshop

The Office of Research Services (ORS) is pleased to invite you to a workshop On “Finding Funding and Grant Preparation Basics” for faculty and relevant staff. The workshop, presented by Gloria Hunter from the Hunter Entrepreneurial Institute, is designed to give faculty members information that will assist them in finding and obtaining funding for their projects.

Faculty Research Funding

Individual or group research projects pertinent to Catholic thought and life are invited from all academic disciplines.  

Walter Isaacson

Watch the live stream of the 43rd Jefferson Lecture featuring Walter Isaacson. Isaacson, acclaimed author, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization, and biographer of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, spoke on The Intersection of the Humanities and the Sciences on May 12th at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.   WATCH VIDEO

National Science Board Statement on the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology Act of 2014 (H.R. 4186)

The National Science Board (NSB) appreciates the historic strong commitment of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and to the research that NSF supports. In the face of global challenges to our Nation's scientific leadership, NSF must maintain an unwavering focus on enabling scientific breakthroughs and on supporting the next generation of scientists. These scientists' discoveries will underpin the health of the United States long into the future, especially with respect to its economic growth, prosperity, and security....

Fringe Benefits Change for FY 15

(April 1, 2014)-Sponsored Program Accounting (SPA) has just announced that fringe benefit rates will be changing as of July 1, 2014. Fringe benefit rates are to be applied to the salary amount for the employee(s) listed in the grant budget....{please continue to full announcement}

NEH announces $18.2 million in awards and offers for 208 Humanities Projects

An NEH grant will support digitization of celestial maps, star charts, and prints from the 15th to 20th centuries from the collections of the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum....{continue to full article for more information}

National Science Foundation Presents FY 2015 Budget Request

$7.3B request to fund basic research and education in all fields of science and engineering. For more than six decades, the core mission of NSF has been to support fundamental research. ...{continue to full article for more information}

Obama Administration requests $146,021,000 for NEH in 2015

Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for fiscal year 2015...{continue to full article for more information}


Office of Research Services
6439 N. Sheridan Road, Suite 400 · Chicago, IL 60626-5309
Phone: 773.508.2471 · Fax: 773.508.8942 · E-mail:ors@luc.edu

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