Intra-University Visiting Fellowships

The Faculty Development Review Committee will be using Interfolio Review, Promotion, and Tenure to review the applications for the Intra-University Visiting Fellowships.

Faculty interested in applying for a fellowship should notify their School/College.

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 ultimate goal is to develop a more enmeshed research network across all academic units within Loyola. 

The Fellowship includes a release from all teaching responsibilities, as well as service for the home department unit, but not University service.  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 expert colleagues 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

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


The Faculty Development Review Committee (FDRC) reviews Intra-University Visiting Fellowship applications and makes recommendations to the Provost regarding their funding as resources are available. The FDRC is an elected committee within the University Shared Governance system.


October 15 - October 31: School/College notifies Faculty Administration the list of faculty who will need Interfolio cases via Interfolio@luc.edu

November 1 - January 19: Internal School/dept. review 

January 23 – February 3: Review period for FDRC 

Week of February 6: Decision meetings for FDRC 

Week of February 12: Provost review

Awardees notified in mid-February 

Questions about applications for fellowships should be directed to the department chair. Additional help is available from The Office of Faculty Affairs.

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