Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science

Rudis Fellowship in Comparative Constitutions

The Anthony and Mary Rudis Research Scholarship supports students interested 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 research paper can focus on any topic in the comparative study of constitutions, including comparative constitutional law, comparative constitution-making, and comparative constitutionalism. The main objective of the research paper is to develop an understanding of the historical and political origins of the constitutional regimes under study. 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 April 1st.

For more information, please contact Dr. Tofigh Maboudi (tmaboudi@luc.edu) in the Department of Political Science.