Fellowships Available for Mentored Undergraduate Research
LUROP, the Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, based in the Center for Experiential Learning, offers 15 fellowships that include a stipend for the student and a research budget that mentors and students can use to support their project. Some are for summer, some for the academic year, and some are two-year fellowships. Fellowships have been awarded to students working more like research assistants and to students pursuing truly self-designed projects.
Here are some of the programs that are specifically applicable to history projects.
Carroll and Adelaide Johnson Scholarship
This two-year scholarship supports mentored research projects addressing issues of women, leadership, and social justice. Students must have two full years of undergraduate study left, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrate financial need. Students receive $4,000 directly toward tuition each year, and there is a research budget of $1,500 available for the mentor to use on the student’s project each year.
This fellowship is open to all undergraduates during the summer or academic year, and awards students a $1,000 stipend and a $1,000 research budget that the student and mentor can both access for the project. Several mentored history research projects have been funded through this fellowship in recent years.
This fellowship offers $2,000 to support mentored research that can be understood as comparative constitutional study. Students are expected to write a 20-25 page research paper and enroll in a directed reading course in the spring.
Social Justice Research Fellowship
A new fellowship identical to the Provost Fellowship in terms of financial award and term (summer or academic year), the Social Justice Research Fellowship aims to support mentored student research projects addressing any issue related to social justice, broadly defined.
Finally, please note that some programs match students with a mentor and project, and history students willing to stretch a bit beyond historical research may be interested in applying for these. These programs include the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) Fellowship, the Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage (CCIH) Fellowship (must be Catholic Studies minor), or the Research Mentoring Program (RMP), which matches students up with doctoral candidates as mentors, including some humanities and social science projects for summer 2014.
To find out more, be sure to visit the LUROP website for more information on the fellowships.
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