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Intra-University Visiting Fellowships offer faculty the opportunity to spend a semester immersed in an LUC department or school outside of their own. This immersion allows awardees to develop a deeper understanding of related fields that offer collaborative opportunities for research, teaching and other scholarly activities. Awardees will serve as an ambassador to the host department and foster a deeper connection between the awardee’s home and host departments. 

The Fellowship includes a release from the faculty member's home department or college teaching and service, but not University service.  It also includes a $6,000 stipend to support the fellow’s research.  Receiving this fellowship does not impact a faculty member’s eligibility for a standard sabbatical.

The Intra-University Visiting Fellowship will give faculty the opportunity to:

  • Learn from and with experts in other fields who can help to address complex, multifaceted problems that require interdisciplinary approaches
  • Learn from and with experts in other fields who can help to develop curriculum and pedagogical approaches from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Learn how to engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching

Awardees and their host faculty will be expected to present their collaborative research to the home and host departments at a joint seminar.  They may also present other collaborative research and teaching opportunities developed during the awardee’s visit. There is also an expectation that this collaboration will lead to the dissemination of the joint research through publication in peer-reviewed journals, presentation at conferences, and/or application for external grants. 

Prior to applying for the fellowship, the applicant should establish a connection with a faculty member (or members) in the host department to develop goals for the program.  The host faculty is/are expected to assist in development of the application.

Eligibility and Inclusivity

Faculty eligible for this program would include any tenured or tenure track faculty.  Interest from underrepresented minority faculty should be cultivated by department chairs and deans. 

Deadline: January 24, 2022

Award Announcement: February 15, 2022

Please submit your application via the Google Form below.  This includes an upload of the project statement.  Within that statement, please describe the proposed project based on the identified opportunities of the Intra-University Fellowship Program. Please provide a rationale for your selection; indicate the focus of the project; state the interdisciplinary research value of the project; explain the potential contribution to your field and the field of the host department; describe the significance of the project to Loyola; and indicate the benefit of this Fellowship to your department, the host department and the University. This description of the project should be no more than four double-spaced typed pages in length.

2022 Intra-University Visiting Fellowship application form

The rubrics that the evaluation committee will use in reviewing the applications may be found here:
Intra-University Visiting Fellowship Rubric

In order to be assured that both your Chairperson and Dean are informed of your intention to apply for the Intra-University Fellowship Program and to provide the FDRC with additional information about your project, we ask that you obtain a letter of recommendation from your Chair (or from the Dean, if you are the Chair). In addition, you will need the endorsement of both your Chair and Dean. Please provide both your Chair and Dean a copy of your proposal for their review. The below form will be sent to both your chair and the dean.  Both will need to respond to that email with their consent. 

Department chair/dean letter of recommendation for the Intra-University Visiting Fellowship.

Applications will be reviewed by the university’s Faculty Development Review Committee (FDRC).

 

 

Interdisciplinary Curricular Fellowships

The Loyola University Chicago Interdisciplinary Curricular Fellowship program is designed to provide all full-time faculty with the opportunity to develop an innovative interdisciplinary course that engages students from different schools. Fellows in this program will receive a two-course reduction to work with a faculty member (or members) in a different School/College and/or department to develop interdisciplinary academic programming.  They will also receive a $6,000 stipend to support the development of this course.

The Interdisciplinary Curricular Fellowship will give faculty the opportunity to:

  • Learn from and with experts in other fields who can help to develop curriculum and pedagogical approaches from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Learn how to engage in interdisciplinary teaching

Awardees will be expected to have developed a detailed syllabus and supporting materials for an interdisciplinary course.  Prior to applying for the fellowship, the applicant should establish a connection with a faculty member (or members) in the partner department to develop goals for the course. 

Eligibility and Inclusivity

Faculty eligible for this program would include any full-time faculty, non-tenure track, tenure track or tenured.  Interest from underrepresented minority faculty should be cultivated by department chairs and deans. 

Deadline: January 24, 2022

Award Announcement: February 15, 2022

Please submit your application via the Google Form below.  This includes an upload of the project statement.  Within that statement, please describe the proposed course based on the identified opportunities of the Interdisciplinary Curricular Fellowship. Please provide a rationale for your selection; indicate the focus of the course; state the interdisciplinary value of the course; explain the potential contribution to the students in your field; and describe the significance of the course to Loyola. This description of the course should be no more than two double-spaced typed pages in length.

2022 Interdisciplinary Curricular Fellowship application form

The rubrics that the evaluation committee will use in reviewing the applications may be found here:
Interdisciplinary Curricular Fellowship Rubric

In order to be assured that both your Chairperson and Dean are informed of your intention to apply for the Interdisciplinary Curricular Fellowship Program, we ask that you obtain a letter of recommendation from your Chair (or from the Dean, if you are the Chair). In addition, you will need the endorsement of both your Chair and Dean. Please provide both your Chair and Dean a copy of your proposal for their review. The below form will be sent to both your chair and the dean.  Both will need to respond to that email with their consent. 

Department chair/dean letter of recommendation for the Interdisciplinary Curricular Fellowship.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee formed by the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy.