Loyola University Chicago

Fellowship Office

Student Academic Services

Fellowship Incentive Grants (FIGS)

Deadline: Monday, May 20, 2019

If you plan to apply for a specific nationally-competitve fellowship* during the 2019-2020 year, you can apply for a FIG of up to $1000 from the Fellowship Offie, who will then work closely with you on that fellowship application.

*The FIG cover sheet has the complete list of fellowships that qualify for the FIG, including the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Critical Languages Scholarship, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and many others.

How to Apply:
To apply for the FIG, you must submit the following by Monday, May 20, 2019:

  1. FIG cover sheet (click link);
  2. polished draft(s) of the essay(s) required by your chosen fellowship, and
  3. one letter of reference from a Loyola faculty member.

Essays and the reference letter should be emailed to Lisa Knepshield by Monday, May 20, 2019.

Applicants must be enrolled LUC undergraduate students at the time of applying AND at the time of the external fellowship application deadline. 

Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Applicants must have definite plans to complete their undergraduate degree at Loyola.

Applicants must meet all eligibility guidelines for their chosen fellowship.

The chosen fellowships must have submission deadlinebetween August 2019 and June 2020.

Applicants may only apply for one FIG per year.

Applicants must confirm their intent to apply for their chosen fellowship.  An applicant who wins a FIG, but does not subsequently submit an application for the chosen fellowship, may be required to refund the FIG back to the Fellowship Office.

Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee, judged on the strength and quality of the proposal. Grants will be awarded by June 1, credited to the student’s account.