Loyola University Maryland

Catholic Studies Program

Student Summer Research Grants

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The Student Summer Research Grant subsidizes a student’s scholarly research, writing, and/or artistic production that gives expression to the Roman Catholic intellectual tradition or its artistic heritage in the academic discipline of the student’s choosing. A Faculty mentor, selected by the student, supervises the research and assists completion of the scholarly project.

The summer research grant includes a $4,000 stipend for the student and $1,000 for the faculty mentor. Any undergraduate student currently enrolled at Loyola who is a member of the Class of 2015, 2016, or 2017 is eligible to apply for the award. The application consists of four component parts:

1. a cover page that provides basic information about the applicant and the project;

The applicant's cover page should include the following information:
  • Applicant’s Name
  • Class Year
  • Academic Major
  • Social Security Number
  • Loyola Address
  • Loyola Telephone Number
  • Home Address
  • Home Telephone Number
  • Title of Summer Research Project
  • Research Project Mentor

2. a typed research proposal of 750-1,000 words that details the nature of the study, its purpose, and its relation to the Roman Catholic intellectual or artistic heritage;

3. a bibliography of pertinent works or resources studied and those to be examined in scholarly research for the project; and

4. a letter of endorsement not to exceed 500 words in length from the faculty mentor for the research project that addresses the project’s merit, the competence of the student to conduct the project, and the project’s relation to the Roman Catholic intellectual tradition or its artistic heritage.

For 2014, the Student Summer Research Grant comes with a stipend of $4000 for the student and an additional $1000 for the professor who guides the research. 

Proposals and letters may be submitted electronically to Dr. Claire Mathews McGinnis at CMathews@loyola.edu (note the one “t”.) If an applicant or recommender wishes to submit a hard copy of the proposal or recommendation they may give it to Susan Szczybor in the department of theology. Deadline is by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014. For more information, contact Dr. Claire Mathews McGinnis: x2356 or CMathews@loyola.edu