Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science

Rudis Fellowship in Comparative Constitutions

The Anthony and Mary Rudis Research Scholarship supports student interest in the comparative study of constitutions. Recipients of the scholarship will write a research paper during the academic year under the guidance of a faculty member in the Department of History or the Department of Political Science.

The focus of the research paper is the comparative study of constitutions. Its purpose is to develop an understanding of the historical and political definition of constitutional rights, concentrating on the ways in which societies secure, or fail to secure, the rights of their citizens. For further information, see this description (pdf).

To apply for the Rudis Fellowship, students should go to www.luc.edu/lurop and log in to the online application system using their Loyola id and password. In the application, students will be asked to upload a 1-page project description (pdf or Word). Applicants will also need to submit the name and e-mail of their faculty mentor. Once the faculty's email is submitted, he or she will receive an e-mail with a secure link to a site where he or she can submit approval of the project. Applications are due March 1st.

For a description of a recent Rudis Fellowship project, see this article in Loyola's Endeavors magazine.

For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Schraeder (pschrae@luc.edu) in the Department of Political Science.