Loyola University Chicago

Office of Research Services

About Us

Office of Research Services

ORS assists faculty and students at the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses with externally funded research, training, and public service projects. ORS processes all applications for funding and is the official contact with sponsors for the life of each project. ORS oversees all compliance issues related to human participation, animal studies, radioactive materials or potentially hazardous agents. Furthermore, ORS is responsible for scholarly integrity, intellectual property (e.g. patents) and other activities associated with scholarship and external support.


Meharvan Singh, PhD

Vice Provost for Research


Angelica Vaca

Director, Office of Research Services

Email: avaca1@luc.edu

Phone: (773) 508-2480

Andrew Ellis

Director of Research Compliance

Email: aellis5@luc.edu

Phone: (773) 508-2689

Marzena Nowicka

Senior Research Administrator

Email: mnowicka@luc.edu 

Phone: (773)508-2985

Quang Tran

Research Administrator

Email: qtran2@luc.edu

Phone: (773)508-2804

Claudia Orellana

Office Manager/Internal Grants Coordinator

Email: corellana1@luc.edu 

Phone: (773)508-2128 

Marco Leoni

Research Administrator

Email: mleoni@luc.edu

Phone: (773)508-2477

If you have questions regarding a proposal and/or are unsure of who to contact, please see . 

If you have questions about administering a grant, please click Here.

Research Compliance Committee Chairs and Officials

Loretta Stalans, Professor

Institutional Review Board           

(Human Subjects)

Email: lstalan@luc.edu 

Phone: (773) 508-8368 

Martin B. Berg, Professor

IACUC (Animal Subjects)

Email: mberg@luc.edu

Phone: (773) 508-8853

Dr. Jeff Oswald, Attending Veterinarian 

Matthew Henja

Occupational Health & Safety Officer          Email: mhejna@luc.edu 

Phone: (708) 216-6738

RSSI, Eli Port

Radiation Safety Officer

Laser Safety Officer

Email: eport1@luc.edu

Phone: (847) 965-1999 

Bryan Pickett, PhD

Biosafety Official

Email: fpickett@luc.edu

Phone: (773) 508-3367

Andrew Ellis

Radiation Safety Chairperson

Email: aellis5@luc.edu

Phone: (773) 508-2689

We can be reached in the following ways

Email: ORS@luc.edu

Phone:(773) 508-2471



Office of Research Services
6439 N. Sheridan Road
Granada Center, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60626 

Private Courier (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc):

Research Services
6439 N. Sheridan Road
Granada Center, Ste. 400
Chicago, IL 60626 


We are located in room 400 of the Granada Center Building on the Lake Shore Campus. Click Here for a map of the Lake Shore Campus.

 Information Sheet ORS Lakeside

Grants Administered through the Office of Research Services

Funds are available to help Lakeside Loyola researchers and scholars, as described below. The first priority of all internal funding programs administered by the Office of Research Services is to increase the capacity of Loyola faculty to secure external funding for their research and/or other scholarly activities. All applications for internal funds must be submitted through the Internal Proposal Review System (IPRS).  

All Lakeside faculty (tenure, tenure track, and non-tenure track) are eligible to apply for the grants below.

  1. Research Support Grants: All full-time faculty of Loyola University Chicago – Lakeside campuses are eligible to apply for support of research to strengthen external grant proposals.Research Support Grant Guidelines
  2. Manuscript Publication Assistance Grants: All full-time faculty of Loyola University Chicago - Lakeside campuses are eligible to apply for a manuscript publication assistance grant. Manuscript Publication Assistance Guidelines Rev
  3. Book Subvention Grant: All full-time faculty of Loyola University Chicago - Lakeside campuses are eligible to apply for a book subvention grant. Book Subvention guidelines revised

 Difference MPA and BookSub

 Comparison Provost Summer Stipend and RSG


NOTE: Applicants for internal funding may make use of resources available here, including grant writing assistance and statistical consultation.

*"Lakeside" means the College of Arts & Sciences, Arrupe College, IPS, SES, the Centers of Excellence, and the schools of Business, Communication, Continuing & Professional Studies, Education, Law, and Social Work.



Research Support Grant:  November 1st, February 1st, May 1st, and August 1st

Book Subvention: Reviewed on a rolling basis

Manuscript Publication Assistance: Reviewed on a rolling basis