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Office of Research Services

Internal Funding Programs

Funds are available to help Loyola researchers and scholars, as described below.  The first priority of all internal funding programs administered by the Office of Research Services is to increase the capacity of Loyola faculty to secure external funding for their research and/or other scholarly activities. All applications for internal funds must be submitted through the Internal Proposal Review System (IPRS).

  1. Research Support Grants: All tenure and tenure-track faculty of Loyola University Chicago - Lakeside campuses are eligible to apply for a research support grant. Click Here

  2. Manuscript Publication Assistance Awards: All tenure and tenure-track faculty of Loyola University Chicago - Lakeside campuses are eligible to apply for a manuscript publication assistance award. Click here

  3. Book Subventions: All tenure and tenure-track faculty of Loyola University Chicago - Lakeside campuses are eligible to apply for a book subvention. Click here

  4. Research Incentive Award for Graduate Students (RIAGS): Click here

  5. Stimulating Multidisciplinary Research: Click here

  6. Provost’s Summer Research Fellowship Program: Click here

  7. Department Grant Director Program: Click here

  8. Peer Reviewer Program: Click here

  9. Grant Writer/Editor Program: Click here

  10. Proposal Submission Incentive Program: Click here

NOTE: Applicants for internal funding may make use of resources available here, including grant writing assistance, statistical consultation, and (when the research is computationally intensive) the Research Data Center.

Click here for a summary of these internal funding programs offered by ORS.

Funds provided for faculty salary for research and other scholarly purposes by other units:

  1. Summer Research Stipend Program from Center for Faculty Professional Development:  Click Here

  2. Gannon Center for Women and Leadership Fellowships: For additional information, contact the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

  3. McCormick Fellowships: For additional information, contact the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL)

  4. Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage: Research and Course Development Grants: For information, please visit their website: http://www.luc.edu/ccih/ApplicationsforFunding.shtml

  5. Faculty Research Leave Information: Click Here

  6. Calls for Research Proposals by the Center for International Business and the Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility, Quinlan School of Business: Click Here

This list is not intended to be exhaustive; other units may have programs of which we are unaware.

These awards and honors are awarded to Loyola Faculty following various nomination processes:

  1. Faculty Member of the Year: Awarded to any full-time Loyola faculty member by the Faculty Council of Loyola University Chicago through a nomination process administered by Faculty Council during the spring semester of each academic year.

  2. Graduate School Faculty Member of the Year: Awarded to any faculty member of the Graduate School Faculty of Loyola University Chicago by the Graduate School through a nomination process administered by the Graduate School during the spring semester of each academic year.

  3. College of Arts and Sciences Sujack Teaching Awards: Awarded to any full-time faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences through a nomination process administered by the College of Arts and Sciences during the spring semester of each academic year.

Overhead Incentive

Pursuant to Tactic 3.5 of the 2009-15 Strategic Plan, this program creates incentives for Principal Investigators, chairs, Center directors, and deans to recover maximum facilities and administrative (“F&A” or overhead) costs on grants. Deans and Center directors receive “Overhead Incentive” fund allotments annually on a prorated basis commensurate with their unit’s share of F&A recovered in the previous fiscal year. Deans are expected to pass these allotments along, either directly or indirectly through department chairs, to highly-productive grant-funded faculty, to be used for research-related items not covered by their grants.

As soon as practicable after the closing of the books of the previous fiscal year, usually in August, the Associate Provost for Research will notify each Dean and Center director who is eligible for these allotments.

NOTE: We are not able at this time to transfer funds from the Overhead Incentive Fund to other accounting units. Thus access to the Overhead Incentive Fund will be managed centrally within ORS, through expense transfers and/or processing of allocable charges.

Broadening Participation in Research

Consistent with programs supported by NSF and NIH, this program provides support for units that encourage diversity in student participation in research so as to contribute to a broadly inclusive, well-trained science and engineering workforce. Awards will be in the form of undergraduate summer research fellowships of up to $3,000. Priority will be given to students who are or will be doing collaborative projects.

Requests for individual fellowships can be made at any time by deans or Center directors, in a memo to the Associate Provost for Research that details the following:

  • Name of prospective fellow and major
  • Description of how the fellowship will further the goals of the program
  • Timeframe for fellowship support
  • If applicable, a brief report on previous such fellowships awarded to the unit

Technology Commercialization

This program supports the development of technology arising out of research conducted by LUC faculty and staff. Funds available derive from the portion of net royalty income that is distributed to the Research Services office pursuant to the LUC patent policy (http://www.luc.edu/ors/patentpolicy.shtml) and the LUC copyright policy (http://www.luc.edu/ors/copyrightpolicy.shtml). At the discretion of the Associate Provost for Research, these monies will be used, among other things, to assist faculty in finding external funding for R&D that might have commercial possibilities, and to hire outside consultant(s) to market inventions and find licensees.

In addition, Invention Disclosure Awards of $500 are available for each qualifying Invention Disclosure Form submitted by an LUC Lakeside faculty or staff employee. For details: Click here.

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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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