Loyola offers 15 funded fellowships to support undergraduate students as they conduct mentored research. Each of the programs has a distinct mission, as well as unique program and eligibility requirements. Below you’ll find a full list and brief descriptions of current LUROP fellowships. Please contact fellowship directors for more detailed information about specific fellowships. Interested students can learn more about participating in undergraduate research at Loyola, including how to apply for LUROP fellowships, here

Current Fellowships

Click the sections below to explore the different fellowships currently available through LUROP.

General fellowships

Click through to these fellowships to learn more about their individual requirements.

Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship: The Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship connects undergraduate students with two faculty members in different disciplines on a research project that engages multiple disciplinary lenses. In an effort to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, this fellowship was created to provide a pathway for students to engage directly in interdisciplinary research. With support from two faculty mentors from different disciplinary perspectives, students are encouraged to engage in research that demonstrates how knowledge creation is enhanced with multi-disciplinary approaches.

Provost Fellowship: The Provost Fellowship, housed in the Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship (CELTS), is designed for undergraduate students in any academic discipline who are interested in either establishing an individual project with faculty mentor oversight or working with a faculty member on their ongoing research as a research assistant. This opportunity may be a summer or an academic-year research project.

Research Experience for Teachers in Biodiversity Studies The focus of this program is Biodiversity in an urban setting. The loss of biodiversity is one of the biggest challenges of our time and thus biodiversity science is one of the fastest-growing and most integrative fields in all of science and incorporates questions and methodologies from a range of disciplines including biology, chemistry, geology, computer science, math, and statistics. 

Ricci Scholars Program: The Ricci Scholars Program provides highly qualified students scholarships to conduct research during a junior year of study at the Loyola campus in Rome, Italy, during Fall Semester and a destination in Asia during the Spring Semester. The two Ricci Seminars, UNIV 301 and UNIV 302, are Engaged Learning courses. Applications are in the fall of Sophomore year. 

Rudis Fellowship: The Rudis Fellowship is a research scholarship program throughout the academic year for students whose research focuses on the comparative study of constitutions.

Social Justice Research Fellowship: The Social Justice Research Fellowship supports students conducting faculty-mentored research that explores issues of social justice or contributes to social justice.

Already have a project and mentor?

These fellowships require you to plan your own research project and find a mentor yourself.

Biology Research Fellowship Program: The Biology Research Fellowship Program, coordinated by the Biology Department, offers the opportunity for students to engage in faculty-guided scientific research over multiple years.

Biology Summer Research Fellowship: The Biology Summer Research Fellowship is a summer research experience coordinated by the Biology Department for majors interested in working on faculty research. Students are selected by faculty mentors to engage in this program.

Carbon Scholars Program: The Carbon Scholars Program is a full two-year, interdisciplinary research opportunity for science and math majors to work closely with faculty mentors. The program is designed for students who plan to pursue research in graduate or professional school.

The Carroll and Adelaide Johnson Scholarship: The Carroll and Adelaide Johnson Scholarship offers rising juniors opportunities to conduct a two-year research project, under the mentorship of a Loyola faculty member, that addresses a social justice issue focused on women and/or gender.

The Baum Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the School for Environmental Sustainability (SES): This fellowship provides both summer and academic-year research projects for students interested in researching urban environmental issues.

Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage (CCIH) Undergraduate Research Fellowship: The CCIH fellowship offers an academic-year research fellowship to undergraduate students enrolled in the Catholic Studies Minor program. This fellowship supports CCIH-funded faculty research projects, as well as CCIH’s international research projects.

John Grant Fellowships for Research in Bioethics: Starting in spring semester 2022, the John Grant Endowment for Health Care Ethics will be offering 3 research fellowships in bioethics. These fellowships will be awarded to undergraduate students who propose a research plan to work with a faculty member or doctoral student on a project of their choosing that relates to health care, bioethics, human health and the environment, human or animal research, biotechnologies, or any other bioethics-related topic.

Mulcahy Scholars Program: The Mulcahy Scholars Program is designed for College of Arts and Sciences majors in the hard sciences, who are interested in working on individual projects with faculty mentors, or serving as a research assistant for ongoing faculty projects throughout the academic year.

The William and June Pizzi Undergraduate Research Fellowship: The Pizzi Undergraduate Research Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for students majoring or minoring in Neuroscience. The student receives $3500 in hourly pay, a $3500 research budget, and $1000 for travel to present their work. Applications are due March 1 through the LUROP Application Portal. 


No experience? No problem!

These fellowships are ideal if you will not already have a plan or mentor in mind when you apply.

Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) Fellows: CURL offers fellowships for undergraduate students interested in participating in community research projects with community organizations.

College of Arts and Sciences 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). This program is a 4-week research immersion to introduce students with little or no prior experience in hands-on research under the mentorship of CAS faculty. Fellowships will be awarded across three broad CAS research areas: Basic Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Research Mentoring Program: The Research Mentoring Program is designed to partner graduate students who are working on dissertation research with undergraduates who are interested in participating in research and pursuing graduate education. This opportunity is a summer research project.

Women in Science Enabling Research (WISER): The WISER program is a summer research program designed for undergraduate women seeking to work with specific faculty in the sciences on their ongoing research.