Loyola University Chicago

Center for the Human Rights of Children

Opportunities for Faculty

Loyola University Chicago Faculty Research Fellowship 2017 - 2018

To learn more about our current faculty fellows, please click here

To promote research, scholarship, and programming to support children’s rights, the Center for the Human Rights of Children (CHRC) is pleased to announce a call for proposals  for its 2017-2018 CHRC Faculty Fellowship. Loyola faculty members are invited to apply for a maximum of three Faculty Fellowships of $5,000 (pre-tax) each that supports the CHRC's mission. The fellowships are designed to support projects addressing at least one of the CHRC's three issue areas: 1) child trafficking and exploitation, 2) the impact of environmental toxins on children's health, and 3) vulnerable youth navigating systems alone.

Projects can fall under the following categories of work products: 1) Applied Research and Scholarship, 2) Education and Outreach, and 3) Advocacy.  Examples of previous work products include the following: scholarly research and publications, white papers, policy briefs, educational and outreach programs, translational or applied research to support advocacy efforts, an advocacy campaign, or augmentation or enhancement of an existing project that meets the criteria above.

Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged, but not required.

Faculty Fellow Meetings:

Fellows will meet twice during the year with the Center for the Human Rights of Children staff to share progress on their research. At the end of the semester, or the first part of the following semester, CHRC Faculty Fellows may be asked to formally present their projects and reflect on their relevancy to the Center and to Loyola’s social justice mission.


Those who apply must be full-time faculty (non-tenure or tenure track) at Loyola University Chicago's Lake Shore, Water Tower, or Maywood campuses. Endowed professors are eligible to apply, but their fellowship funding cannot be used for a supplemental stipend; however, non-endowed professors' fellowship funding may be used for this purpose.

Deadline: The deadline to apply for the 2017-2018 CHRC Faculty Fellowship is March 21, 2017.

Please see Faculty Fellowship Proposal 2017-2018 for application guidelines. 

For more information, please contact Adam Avrushin at aavrushin@luc.edu or 773-508-8053.

Other Opportunities
  • Faculty Grants and Stipends: The CHRC offers an annual call for proposals to LUC faculty that will support selected projects to support/augument to develop new events, outreach programs, or coursework related to children's rights issues. These projects may be smaller in scale than those proposed for the faculty fellowships mentioned above.

  • Affiliate Status: Faculty may also choose to be involved with the CHRC in other ways, meaningful ways than those described above to advance the CHRC mission, including project design, applying for grants, collaborating on outreach and educational events, and teaching. Our affiliated faculty include experts in law, medicine, social work, education, early childhood development, psychology, political science, business, and criminal justice.