Loyola University Maryland

Catholic Studies Program

Student Summer Research Grants

The Catholic Studies Program (CSP) is offering summer research grant opportunities for undergraduate students of Loyola University Maryland. Each summer research grant is made in the amount of $4,000 for the student, with a stipend of $1,000 awarded to the faculty mentor for the research project. The summer research grant subsidizes a student's scholarly research, writing, or artistic production that gives expression to the Roman Catholic intellectual tradition or its artistic heritage.

Any undergraduate student currently enrolled at Loyola University Maryland who is a member of the Class of 2019, 2020, or 2021 is eligible to apply. The CSP hopes to award up to two summer research grants. Students who receive CSP summer research grants will present the results of their research at a public lecture during the 2018-19 academic year.

Application Requirements

The Catholic Studies Summer Research Grant application requires the following:

  • an application cover page - download the cover page.
  • a typed research proprosal of 750 -1000 words that details the nature of the study, its purpose, and its relations to the Roman Catholic intellectual tradition or artistic heritage
  • a bibliography of pertinent works or resources studies and those to be examined in scholarly research for the project; and
  • a letter of endorsement not to exceed 500 words from the faculty mentor that addresses the project's merit, the competence of the students to conduct the project, and the project's relation to the Roman Catholic intellectual tradition or its artistic heritage.

Application Deadline: 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Each applicant must select a faculty mentor for the summer research project and submit a pdf file containing all of the application materials via email to Dr. Angela Russell Christman (achristman@loyola.edu) by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Questions about the grant may be directed to Dr. Angela Russell Christman (achristman@loyola.edu).