Undergraduate Summer Research Experience
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Undergraduate Summer Research Experience was designed to foster engaging, high-impact, faculty-mentored research experiences for CAS undergraduate students early in their academic careers (i.e., the summer following either the freshman or sophomore years).
Student applicants will be matched with faculty mentors. The program is designed to introduce and immerse students with little or no prior experience in hands-on research under the mentorship of CAS faculty. Fellowships will be awarded across three broad research areas: Basic Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
This program is a 4-week (May 22 - June 16, 2023) research immersion, during which students will be expected to devote 30 hours per week. Each recipient is awarded $2,500 and is eligible to recieve up to $1,000 in project support.
A recording of our information session and Q&A can be found here.
The faculty-led research projects for the 2023 program can be found here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Students should go to www.luc.edu/lurop to apply using the online application.
- Write a brief (one paragraph) autobiography.
- List up to three projects that are most appealing to you and why. Please use the project code assigned to the projects, e.g., BSci1, Hum2, SSci3, when listing the projects. Please rank your preferences with #1 being the project that you are most interested in.
All application materials must be received through the online application by March 1.
The program is just 4-weeks, May 22 - June 16, 2023. During that time, students must be able to devote 30 hours a week to their research.
Students interested in engaging in research and who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences, have an overall GPA ≥ 3.0, and have completed < 60 credit hours at Loyola before March 1.
No. Housing is not included with this fellowship. Students are responsible for their own accomodations and are encouraged to reach out to Residential Life to inquire about summer dormatory options. The program is scheduled during the Early Summer Session; Residential Life has housing options for this session. Students are also encouraged to talk to upperclassmen about where to find subletting options.
Yes! Students are welcome to apply for and select projects that pique their interests.
A list of projects for the 2023 program can be found here.
No. Only projects available for the program (listed here) are eligible for support. In the application, students are asked to list no more than three projects that they are most interested in and why. Only projects on the list can be selected.
As a recipient of this fellowship, you must be able to commit 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM - 5 PM.