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Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program • Center for Experiential Learning

Fellowships

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Loyola offers 17 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

Biology Research Fellows Program: The Biology Research Fellows 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 interdisciplinary research, under the mentorship of a Loyola faculty, which is focused on women and leadership. Research should be related to a social justice issue and its impact on women.

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

Institute for Environmental Sustainability (IES) Undergraduate Research Fellowship: This fellowship provides both summer and academic year research projects for students interested in researching urban environmental issues.

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. 

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.

Molecular & Computational Biology Summer Research Fellowship: How do viruses drive bacterial diversity in Lake Michigan? Each summer there are stories of high E. coli levels in Lake Michigan leading to beach closures and warnings for swimmers. A special class of viruses, called bacteriophages, preys on bacterial hosts. Current research at Loyola’s Lake Shore campus is looking into the impact that these viruses have on the bacterial levels in the lake. This effort combines both molecular and computational biology.

Mulcahy Scholars Program: The Mucahy 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.

Provost Fellowship for Undergraduate Research: The Provost Fellowship, housed in the Center for Experiential learning, 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 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.

Ricci Scholars Program: The Ricci Scholars Program provides students scholarships to conduct research during a junior year of study at the Loyola campus in Rome, Italy during Fall Semester and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam during Spring Semester.

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 Innovation/Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship: This fellowship is designed for undergraduate students who are developing a social innovation project or social entrepreneurship venture.

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

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.