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Funding for Research & Projects

The 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. We also help faculty find funding opportunities, and oversee internal funding programs that can facilitate their efforts to achieve their research or scholarly goals.


Grant Awards Set 5 Year Record!

Lakeside campus faculty secured a record number of grant awards in FY2015 (182 compared to 162 in FY2014) totaling $19.2 million, the second highest total amount ever and the highest in the past five years.

Fulbright Scholar Program Update

The Fulbright Scholar Program has three announcements to share for this month: 1) Announcing a New Kind of Fulbright Scholar Grant: The Global Flex Award; 2) Webinar Archive and Schedule: "Fulbright without Fear: How to Fill Out the Application" and Opportunities to Mexico; 3) DEADLINE APPROACHING: August 3, 2015 Deadline for 2016-17 Core Fulbright Scholar Program Application.

Horizon 2020

On August 5, the National Council of University Research Administrators will host a workshop on Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion ($90 billion) research program.

Fringe Benefits Change for FY 16

Fringe Benefits Change for FY 16 (June 19, 2015)-Sponsored Program Accounting (SPA) has just announced that fringe benefit rates will be changing as of July 1, 2015. Fringe benefit rates are to be applied to the salary amount for the employee(s) listed in the grant budget....{please continue to full announcement}

IES Announces Reading, Writing, and Language Development Grant Writing Webinar

The National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER), within the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, invite researchers interested in reading, writing, and language development to participate in a one-session IES Reading, Writing, and Language Development Grant Writing Overview webinar on June 1, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30pm ET.

New Blog Focusing on IES Research

The National Center for Education Research (NCER) and The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) are pleased to announce the launch of Inside IES Research: Notes from NCER & NCSER. This blog premiered today with a welcome from Commissioners Thomas Brock and Joan McLaughlin. Look to the blog for discussions of NCER and NCSER programs and services, spotlights on emerging research findings, and perspectives on issues of importance to the education sciences. The blog will be updated weekly. To read more about the new Inside IES Research blog go to: http://ies.ed.gov/blogs/research/

Getting Funded: An AHRQ Grants Overview

On April 15, the Virginia Commonwealth University Office of Research and Innovation hosted a workshop entitled "Getting Funded: An AHRQ Grants Overview".

NCER Announces Summer Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

The National Center for Education Research, in conjunction with the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at Northwestern University, announces a two-week summer training workshop on quasi-experimental designs.

U.S. Department of Education International Education Programs Service Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

The mission of the International Education Programs Service (IEPS) is to meet the national needs for expertise and competence in foreign languages and area or international studies. IEPS administers 14 international education programs. These programs are complementary in nature and designed to benefit a variety of audiences through training programs, research, start-up or enhancement projects, and fellowships. Fulbright-Hays project director for Loyola is Dale Tampke, so prospective student applicants should contact him (dtampke@luc.edu).

National Science Foundation (NSF) will implement changes in FastLane

A revised PAPPG was issued on November 20, 2014, which incorporates OMB’s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), as well as other policy updates.

OMB New Uniform Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has combined many federal circulars, including A-21 (cost principles, A-110 (administrative rules) and A-133 (audit requirements), into a single guidance document that applies to many types of grantee organizations in addition to universities. This combined document is known as the "Uniform Guidance." Federal agencies have developed their implementation plans under this guidance and these new regulations are effective as of December 26, 2014.

Walter Isaacson

Watch the live stream of the 43rd Jefferson Lecture featuring Walter Isaacson. Isaacson, acclaimed author, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization, and biographer of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, spoke on The Intersection of the Humanities and the Sciences on May 12th at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.   WATCH VIDEO

National Science Board Statement on the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology Act of 2014 (H.R. 4186)

The National Science Board (NSB) appreciates the historic strong commitment of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and to the research that NSF supports. In the face of global challenges to our Nation's scientific leadership, NSF must maintain an unwavering focus on enabling scientific breakthroughs and on supporting the next generation of scientists. These scientists' discoveries will underpin the health of the United States long into the future, especially with respect to its economic growth, prosperity, and security....

NEH announces $18.2 million in awards and offers for 208 Humanities Projects

An NEH grant will support digitization of celestial maps, star charts, and prints from the 15th to 20th centuries from the collections of the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum....{continue to full article for more information}

Obama Administration requests $146,021,000 for NEH in 2015

Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for fiscal year 2015...{continue to full article for more information}

National Science Foundation Presents FY 2015 Budget Request

$7.3B request to fund basic research and education in all fields of science and engineering. For more than six decades, the core mission of NSF has been to support fundamental research. ...{continue to full article for more information}


Office of Research Services
6439 N. Sheridan Road, Suite 400 · Chicago, IL 60626-5309
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