Getting Started

How to be a Principal Investigator

A PI is an individual designated by the university as having the appropriate level of authority and responsibility for the proper conduct of research.

Strategic Research Development

Before proposal writing begins, we encourage sponsor engagement, pre-solicitation positioning, and planning to prepare a compelling proposal aimed at the probability of success.

Find Funding

Learn about the various funding opportunities available to researchers at Illinois.

Proposal Submission

  • Getting Started
  • Institutional Data
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Proposal Preparation
  • Budgets
  • Sponsors