Loyola University Chicago

Fellowship Office

About Us

Welcome to the Fellowship Office!

View our mission statement.

View our Annual Reports.

Contact us with questions!

IMPORTANT!  While many of the awards we work with are government-funded, and therefore open only to U.S. citizens, a great deal of awards are not restricted to U.S. citizens.  A wide variety of awards are open to U.S. permanent residents, international students, and DACA students.  Please read each award description carefully.  We usually include this information also on our calendar announcements about upcoming award deadlines and information sessions.


The Fellowship Office was established on July 1, 2008 by the Founding Director, Dr. Jim Calcagno, Professor of Anthropology.  Dr. Calcagno worked as a national panel reviewer and as a panel chairperson for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program for over a decade. He began advising students on external scholarship applications soon after his arrival to Loyola in 1984. As a result of his successful work with his own students, in 2006, he was appointed as the first CAS Fellowship and Scholarship Advisor. After recognizing that this advising need and his role went far beyond the College, he wrote a successful proposal to the Provost’s Office to form an official Fellowship Office. After another successful proposal was written in 2011, the office was expanded to include a Fellowship Coordinator position and an expanded budget.  After ten years leading the Fellowship Office, in August 2018 Dr. Calcagno stepped down from the Director role and has returned to teaching full-time in the Department of Anthropology.