Funds That Enhance Academics
Above: UIS students meet for class on the quad.
Make a Difference for Academics Throughout the University
- Academic Affairs Fund for Excellence
- Ambassador Series Luncheon Fund
- Art Acquisitions Fund
- Harry and Deborah Berman Sabbatical Fund
- Capital Scholars Operating Fund
- Carrol C. Hall Fund
- Chancellor’s Funds: Unrestricted and Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence
- Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series Fund
- Edmund L. Kowalczyk Fund for Leadership at UIS
- Graduate Student Recognition Fund
- Julia Henderson Award Fund
- Information Technology Services Fund
- Caryl Towsley Moy, Ph.D., Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research
- Oakley Online Teaching Award Fund
- Pearson Faculty Awards Fund
- Undergraduate Student Research Fund
An unrestricted fund available to the Provost to meet unexpected needs and take advantage of unforeseen opportunities to enhance academics at UIS.
A fund to support local students’ attendance at the Ambassador Series luncheons and to help ambassadors who might not be able to pay all their expenses to come to Springfield.
Harry and Deborah Berman Sabbatical Fund
Throughout their many years in Springfield, Dr. and Mrs. Berman have been committed to academic endeavors. During his years at UIS, Dr. Harry J. Berman served as a gerontology professor, as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Provost and Interim Chancellor. Deborah M. Berman served during this time in a variety of central administrative positions at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. Through this fund, the Bermans continue their commitment to academic and faculty excellence. The Bermans intend the Sabbatical Fund to help faculty on their first sabbatical, who can use the funds for travel, lodging, airfare, equipment, software, conference registration fees, and other non-salary items that will help the faculty faculty meet the objectives of the sabbatical.
The Capital Scholars Honors Program offers well-prepared and motivated students an opportunity to develop creative thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills through education based in the liberal arts. Your gift could help bring excellent speakers to the program, pay for service-based experiences, enrich the program with arts experiences, or more.
Support for a lectures series on capitalism.
Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence
Three unrestricted funds available to the Chancellor to meet needs and take advantage of opportunities that come to UIS.
The Engaged Citizenship Common Experience at UIS represents a distinctive Speaker Series Course that all UIS undergraduates must take before graduating. The series features a diversity of topics, all chosen to give students a wider perspective on life. We believe the program helps students become more mature in their understanding of life so that they can more effectively make a positive difference in the world. Your gifts will support expenses for this unique program, such as speakers’ travel costs and honoraria, publicity, or other expenses.
Edmund L. Kowalczyk, Rozanne Robertson’s late husband, worked for Johnson & Johnson for a number of years and was a highly respected and effective businessman and leader who excelled at presenting seminars. Springfield resident Rozanne Robertson has established the Edmund L. Kowalczyk Fund for Leadership at UIS in his honor. She is a former member of the World Affairs Council of Central Illinois and volunteer at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The Kowalczyk Fund will be used for lectures on leadership at UIS, most likely as part of the ECCE Speaker Series during the coming years. Thank you, Rozanne, for contributing to UIS in such a thoughtful way. We are privileged to remember your late husband through this fund.
Graduate Student Recognition Fund
Gifts to this fund are used to strengthen graduate education at UIS through support of activities such as award programs for outstanding research conducted by graduate students, research support grants made to graduate students, and promotion of graduate student involvement in the life of campus.
Dr. Henderson, who distinguished herself through her academic success and public service, including many years working at the United Nations, created this fund to support fellowships, forums to encourage intelligent discourse in support of controversial but important ideas, and concern for methods to improve the analysis and delivery of vital governmental services. Most recently, the fund has supported scholarships for Theatre students.
This fund provides unrestricted support for the Department of Computing Services with provides Information Technology Services (and everyone at UIS who uses computers on campus has reason to be grateful for their services!).
Richard H. Moy, M.D., former dean of the SIU medical school, and his sons Philip B. Moy, Ph.D., and Eric R. Moy, J.D., have created an endowed fund at the University of Illinois Springfield in honor of their wife and mother Dr. Caryl T. Moy. The fund will support approved collaborative research projects involving at least one faculty member from UIS and one faculty member from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Caryl Moy taught for 21 years at UIS (then Sangamon State University) beginning in 1970. She also served as clinical professor at the SIU Medical School.
The Burks Oakley II Distinguished Online Teaching Award recognizes UIS faculty members whose performance exemplifies the institution’s commitment to excellence in online teaching.
This fund gives us a way to recognize excellence in teaching at UIS. Our faculty—their commitment to their students and their academic fields—is one of the strongest advantages that we offer students. Help us celebrate this excellence by adding to this fund.
Undergraduate Student Research Fund
Faculty-student collaboration is a core strength of UIS, a powerful impetus for learning and development. Your gifts to the Undergraduate Research Support Program will help to provide funds for research, travel to professional conferences for presenting results, and support for UIS’ Student Arts and Research Symposium (StARS), which occurs in the spring.
We welcome your inquiries. Please feel free to contact us.