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Find Campus Funding Opportunities

Find Campus Funding Opportunities

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign supports innovative research in a number of ways. Campus funding helps faculty and research staff advance new ideas, complete important preliminary studies to attract external support, and supplement resources available from other sources.

Many of the programs listed below (in alphabetical order) have revolving deadlines. Check individual websites for specific requirements and application criteria.

Current Opportunities

Humanities Research Institute

2021-22 HRI Fellowships
HRI grants fellowships to Illinois faculty and graduate students, who spend the year engaged in research and writing.
Deadline: December 4, 2020

Ragdale Residential Creative Fellowship
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, HRI and Ragdale are pleased to offer this summer fellowship opportunity at Ragdale for Illinois tenure-track and specialized faculty who hold full-time positions in Creative Writing, Art + Design, Music, Dance, Theatre, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture.
Deadline: October 16, 2020


Grainger College of Engineering | Health Care Engineering Systems Center

Jump Arches Request for Proposals Fall 2020
The Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES) endowment offers this RFP to members of the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, health care providers of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, and/or OSF HealthCare clinicians.
Deadline: October 30, 2020


Humanities Without Walls

2021 HMW National Predoctoral Career Diversity Virtual Summer Workshop
Applications are invited from doctoral students pursuing a degree in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to participate in a three-week, virtual summer workshop. This is a limited-submission application.
Deadline: October 31, 2020

Past Opportunities

Cancer Center at Illinois Seed Funding

Career Center: Grant Opportunity for Graduate Research in Career Development

Center for Advanced Study: CAS/MillerComm2020 and George A. Miller Visiting Professors, Artists, and Scholars

Family Resiliency Center: Christopher Family Foundation Food & Family Program

Illinois Graduate College: Nominations for Graduate Student Leadership Award

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program Large Research Grants

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

Illinois Water Resources Center

The Research University at 150: Funding for Research Symposia

Illinois Sustainability Awards

Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) Call for Proposals to Support Interdisciplinary Research Projects

Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) Seed Grants

IPRH–Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellowship in Legal Humanities

IPRH Faculty Fellowship Awards

IPRH—NEH Summer Stipends (Internal Limited Submissions)

IPRH New Horizons Summer Faculty Research Fellowship

IPRH—Prizes for Research in the Humanities

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center Summer Research Laboratory

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center Faculty Travel Grants

Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Initiative Small Grant Program

Student Sustainability Committee

Technology Innovation in Educational Research and Design Fellowships

Technology Innovation in Education Research and Design 2019-2020 Pilot Projects Program

Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Goodman Fellowship and WGGP Awards

We hope to develop a comprehensive listing of campus funding opportunities. Please send updates or additions to Melissa Edwards.