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Faculty Research Grants

The Office of Peace and Justice at Loyola University Maryland is currently awarding grants supporting Loyola faculty research exploring the study of peace and justice. Applications are welcome from tenured, tenure-track, and full-time clinical and teaching faculty across all academic disciplines.  

Proposals may explore any topic or question promoting knowledge of peace and justice and should advance one or more of the following aims:

  • Understanding of the causes and consequences of violence, the systematic sources of injustice, and/or the inter-relationship of peace and justice
  • Disciplinary/interdisciplinary analysis of concrete cases of conflict
  • Analysis of mechanisms for resolving violent conflict as well as norms, practices, and institutions for building and sustaining peace
  • Application of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and/or justice advocacy skills in interpersonal, institutional, societal, or global contexts
  • Development of theoretical or practical models for promoting peace and justice

Research may include, but is not limited to: the completion of a book project, journal article, book chapter, or other discipline-specific outcome; the development of research in progress; and costs related to fieldwork research. Costs associated with conference attendance, conference registration, professional dues, publication expenses (indexing, copyright fees, etc), and other forms of professional development will not be considered.  

The grant is intended to support research conducted between June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024.

The total number of awards is subject to availability. Award amounts will vary depending upon the costs associated with the proposed project. The maximum amount for any individual award is $4,000.

Application Requirements

Deadline for submission: April 12, 2024

Applications should include the following:

  • A narrative not exceeding 1,000 words outlining purpose of research, how research advances study of peace and justice, research plan, expected outcomes, and likelihood of success (including a summary of outcomes for past grants received at Loyola and/or other funding bodies)
  • A statement of support from department chair
  • An updated CV
  • A budget, with a breakdown of how the grant funds will be used, is recommended. If you are applying for, or have secured funds from other sources, please indicate this in your budget.

Proposals will be evaluated in terms of how well the proposed research fulfills the above requirements. For accepted proposals, a final report is due September 1, 2024. summarizing research and proposed outcomes.
Applications should be submitted electronically to the director of the Office of Peace and Justice, Heidi Shaker, at by 5pm on April 12, 2024.  Proposals will be reviewed by the Peace and Justice Steering Committee and decisions will be announced by the end of the semester. 

Contact Us

Heidi Shaker
Associate Professor of French
Director, Office of Peace and Justice
Maryland Hall 351-I