Chicago is a hub for research opportunities that provide students with experience beyond the Loyola campus. LUROP has compiled some examples of undergraduate research assistant positions, fellowships, and scholarships. Students interested in pursuing these opportunities on their own can receive assistance from the Loyola Fellowship Office.
Department of Classical Studies Fellowships: The Loyola Classical Studies Department has compiled a list of fellowships and research opportunities for undergraduate students, at Loyola, within the U.S., and abroad.
Chicago Museums: Several local museums (including the Art Institute, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum) seek out undergraduate students for internships and research assistance. Programs run throughout the academic year and summer and cover a variety of disciplines, including the sciences, arts, and humanities.
National Institutes of Health Summer Biomedical Research Internship: Summer programs at the NIH provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Summer 2019 applications will be accepted starting mid-November.
APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women: The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor an internship program to encourage students who identify as women to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Training Awards: Student Traineeships are offered to students to promote research of CF. Available for senior undergraduates planning on entering a doctoral program.
U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships: SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories.
The Field Museum Research Experiences for Undergraduates: The REU program will train students in biodiversity-related research in a 10-week summer program. Each participant will undertake an independent research project supervised by a museum scientist.
Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar: The NLUS program offers Chicago-area undergraduates a semester-long humanities seminar each year from January to May. Students are assigned individual study areas and are encouraged to work closely with Newberry staff.