Marquette Faculty Fellowships


Marquette Fellowships are awarded to support full-time research and/or creative work over the summer. The President and the Provost will select the Marquette Fellows upon the recommendation of the committee.

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Marquette Faculty Fellowship Information

Full-time, ordinary faculty on nine- or ten-month contracts in Loyola University's colleges and schools are eligible to apply for the Marquette Faculty Fellowship. Exception: a tenure-track ordinary faculty member whose dissertation is in progress and whose contract renewal is conditional upon completion of his or her dissertation is not eligible to apply.

All fellows will receive stipends of $9,500 to support two months of full-time work on scholarly or creative projects during the summer. Fellows are eligible to receive an additional award of up to $500 to defray expenses related to the project. Fellows agree not to teach during the summer, perform administrative duties, or receive compensation simultaneously for the same project from other funding sources. Fellows will be encouraged to share their research in a faculty seminar or other event in the fall semester following the fellowship.

Important Funding Change 
Grant related expenses must be incurred on or before July 31 of the current fiscal year. Incurred means that goods and services were received on or before July 31, 2017. Reimbursements requests must be submitted on or before July 31, 2017. 

Alternates to the committee will be appointed for members who submit applications themselves. Recipients will be announced at the January convocation.

Prior recipients of the Marquette Faculty Fellowship are eligible to apply for new awards three years following the completion of the previous fellowship. A prior recipient applying again must submit the final report from his or her previous Marquette project with their application. 
You are eligible to apply for a Marquette Faculty Fellowship if you completed the grant by October 2014.

All funded Marquette applications will be posted to the password-protected Center for Faculty Innovation intranet unless the award recipient specifically requests otherwise.

Selection Criteria

  • Ability of the project to enhance the applicant's scholarly development. If the project will address a critical barrier to the applicant’s body of work or represents a new approach, area of pursuit, or audience, this fact should be stated and explained clearly in the proposal.
  • Significance of the project. If the proposed project or future work stemming from it will address a critical gap, problem, or barrier to progress in the field or will lead to changes in paradigm, methodology, or audience, the applicant should state this fact and provide an explanation that can be understood by a general academic audience.
  • Likelihood that the project will lead to publication, presentation, exhibition, or performance. The proposal should have a specific final product that is appropriate to the disciplinary area.
  • Quality of the design and description of the project. The application should clearly evidence the applicant’s command of the research methods, ideas, and literature and demonstrate how the proposed project fits within the current state of knowledge in his or her field. The project should be feasible within the time frame and budget allowed.
  • Necessity and timeliness of funding (will specific opportunities be lost if this project is not funded in a timely manner?).
  • Potential of the project to enhance Loyola University’s academic reputation or otherwise further its strategic goals and mission.
  • The applicant’s ability to complete the research project as evidenced by his/her curriculum vitae.
  • Results of previous funding (meeting of stated goals, timeliness of reports, and management of funds).
  • Dissemination plans. Preference will be given to proposals that describe plans to present the results of the fellowship to the Loyola and/or outside community.
  • Overall quality of application.


  • Cover sheet stating the title of the project, the applicant’s name, a brief description of the project (100-125 words), and signatures of the department chair (as appropriate) and dean. The form is available below.
  • Project narrative that describes the project, including its significance and design, and plans for publication, performance, or exhibition (3 pages maximum). The narrative should be written for a general academic audience.
  • Project timetable detailing the work to be performed during the two-month period (1 page maximum).
  • Project budget (up to $500, optional) and justification (1 page maximum). The justification should indicate how each item will contribute to the success of the project. Supplies should be itemized. If travel funds are requested, the destination and purpose should be specified.
  • For research projects involving human subjects, IRB approval is not required at the time of application. However, IRB approval must be obtained prior to release of award funds. Once IRB approval is obtained, a copy of the approval letter should be submitted to the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Monroe Library 301, Campus Box 198. IRB guidelines and protocol form can be found here. Application tips and other guidance can be found here. Please click here for a sample informed consent template that you can adapt to your needs.
  • Include a copy of your CV.
  • Previous Marquette recipients must submit their most recent Marquette final report. 

All applications should be submitted in Times or Times New Roman 12-point font, single-spaced with 1” margins.

Please direct questions about applying for Marquette Faculty Fellowships to Tarana, Internal Grants Coordinator,ext. 7055 (

For questions regarding the administration of the Marquette Faculty Fellowship program, please contact Dr. Melanie McKay, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (

Final Reports

Summer 2014 Fellows will need to submit a written report of work accomplished during the summer to the Internal Grant Coordinator, Tarana at by October 6, 2017.


You are eligible to apply for a Marquette Faculty Fellowship if you completed the grant by October 2014.

  • Marquette Faculty Fellowship Application
  • Marquette Faculty Fellowship Signatures Form
  • Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae
  • A prior recipient applying again must submit the final report from his or her previous Marquette project with their application. 
  • The Employee Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form will need to be submitted to Human Resources, Campus Box 16, on or before the submission of your proposal. Click here for the University guidelines.  
  • Please hand deliver or send proposal via email as one pdf file to LATE OR INCOMPLETE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.