Research Centers, Institutes, and Programs

UIUC's vibrant research community is home to a number of research centers, institutes, programs, and initiatives. Our researchers translate insights on problems such as global sustainability, feeding the world, and fighting poverty and disease into innovative products and technologies, policy recommendations with impact, and advances in education and community engagement. The list below is not exhaustive—please send updates to Tyler Wolpert.

Research Unit Name Abbv Email Phone Unit URL
The Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory 217-333-2581 Website
Center for African Studies 217-333-6335 Website
International Institute for Carbon–Neutral Energy Research Website
The Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies 217-333-3182 Website
Cline Center for Advanced Social Research 217-265-7845 Website
Neuroproteomics and Neurometabolomics Center on Cell–Cell Signaling 217-244-7359 Website
Program in Arms Control and Domestic and International Security ACDIS 217-333-7086 Website
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center ACRC 217-300-6393 Website
ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss ADMI 217-333-5115 Website
Advanced Digital Sciences Center ADSC +65 6591 9090 Website
Applied Research Institute ARI 217-300-3162 Website
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Beckman 217-244-1176 Website
Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory BIL Website Digital Transformation Institute DTI Website
Center for Advanced Study CAS 217-333-6729 Website
Center for Children's Books CCB 217-244-9331 Website
Cancer Center at Illinois CCIL 217-300-6100 Website
Child Development Laboratory CDL 217-333-2550 Website
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies CEAPS 217-333-7273 Website
Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics CEME 217-265-5128 Website
Center for Education in Small Urban Communities CESUC 217-300-5012 Website
Children and Family Research Center CFRC 217-333-5837 Website
Center for Global Studies CGS 217-265-5186 Website
Center on Health, Aging, and Disability CHAD 217-333-4965 Website
Center for Innovative Instrumentation Technology CIIT 217-265-6291 Website
Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship CIRSS 217-333-1980 Website
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies CLACS 217-333-3182 Website
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology CNST 217-244-1353 Website
Center for the Physics of the Living Cell CPLC 217-333-3761 Website
Center for Plasma–Material Interactions CPMI 217-333-0332 Website