Who we are

The Office of Undergraduate Research is part of the Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship (CELTS). Undergraduate Research is a high-impact learning experience for students outside of the traditional classroom environment. It is our mission to enable Loyola University students to participate in research if they so choose.

We also believe and support the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) and their definition of undergraduate research which reads:

Undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry is fundamentally a pedagogical approach to teaching and learning. With an emphasis on process, CUR defines undergraduate research as: A mentored investigation or creative inquiry conducted by undergraduates that seeks to make a scholarly or artistic contribution to knowledge. 

What we do

The Office of Undergraduate Research provides guidance, instruction, and pathways to funding for students that wish to engage in research. From discovering a research topic, finding a mentor, to presenting one's work, the Office of Undergraduate Research offers workshops, presentations (even classes!) to develop and enrich the research experience for Loyola undergraduates.

In addition, the office oversees the applications for 14 distinct fellowship opportunities unique to Loyola and solely for its undergraduate students. Every year the Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP) provides funding through its myriad of fellowships across the university. While the fellowships are selective, students are encouraged to apply.

For Students

Find out how you can get involved with undergraduate research on campus, including how to find a mentor, how to join a research project, how to apply, and how to locate funding here.

If you are currently participating in research at Loyola, present your project at the annual Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium! Find out more and register for the symposium here.

For Mentors

Find resources, forms, and guidelines for supporting undergraduate researchers at our mentors homepage here.