Loyola University Maryland

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Kolvenbach Programs

2021 Application Deadline Announced:
Friday, February 12, 2021

Questions about the Kolvenbach Research Grant? Please join us on Friday, November 20, from 11 am - 12 pm for a Q&A session with the Community-Engaged Learning & Scholarship (CELS) team! Please email CELS@loyola.edu with any questions.

Colorful Save the Date announcement for the Kolvenbach Grant Q and A session. Date Friday November 20th at 11 A.M. Zoom Meeting ID 410-617-2909.

Inspired by an October 2000 address by Rev. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Loyola University Maryland offers the Kolvenbach Research Grant Program to foster and encourage socially engaged research. The program seeks to honor Loyola's research strengths and galvanize the institution's commitment to faith and justice work that serves the needs of the underserved in the Baltimore community and beyond. Work may be conducted during the academic year or summer.

Applications are reviewed by the Engaged Scholarship Committee. The committee encourages all applicants to carefully review the Kolvenbach Grant Guidelines before submitting an application. Please see Kolvenback Research Grant Recipients for more information on projects the committee funds.


This program invites proposals from Loyola faculty, students, staff, and administrators to conduct research projects that address the needs of a the larger community alongside a community partner.

Award size:

  • Employee Projects and Student-Directed Projects: Up to $4,000 with a maximum $3,500 stipend
  • Student Involvement in a faculty-Directed Project:Up to $8,000 with maximum stipends of $3,500
  • Additionally, in the case of a Student-Directed Project, the faculty mentor receives a stipend of $500

Submit Your Application

Submit Your Mentor Letter

Submit Your Final Repor

Questions? Please contact Julie Ryder, director, at jryder1@loyola.edu or 410-617-2561.