Internal & External Faculty Grants

** Applications with early March deadlines include the Caryl Towsley Moy, Ph.D. Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research and the Springfield Memorial Foundation. See details below.**


The Provost’s Office sponsors and/or coordinates multiple UIS funding opportunities for faculty. Read more about each of the programs below.

Recorded workshops and slides about these programs are available on our Resources page.

International Travel Program

Scholarly Presentation Support Program (SPSP)

The Harry and Deborah Berman Sabbatical Fund- FY2021 cycle closed

Available for faculty receiving sabbaticals. Application due September of the year before the sabbatical.

Grant Writing Mentorship Program – FY2022 cycle closed

FY2023 deadline was January 24, 2022,  4:00 pm. The program intent is to support new grant writers by matching them with mentors to assist them in submitting competitive proposals to external funding sources. The description of this program can be found at 21-22 Grant Writing Mentoring Program Guidelines (PDF).

Competitive Scholarly Research Grant Program (CSRG) – FY2022 cycle closed

FY2023 deadline was January 24, 2022,  4:00 pm. 

Recorded Faculty Development Workshop and other training materials available at Training/Grant Writing on the ORSP Resources page.

Caryl Towsley Moy, PhD, Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research – FY2022 cycle closed

Available for faculty collaborating with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Applications due to SIUSOM by March 9, 2022, 4:00 pm and to UIS March 14, 2022, 4:00 pm.

External Faculty Grant & Fellowship Opportunities

Illinois Innovation Network (IIN), Seed Funding  (Internal Deadline- April 25, 2022).

The Illinois Innovation Network has released another round of seed funding to support research projects under the umbrella concept of “Sustaining Illinois.” According to the IIN “Sustaining Illinois has multiple meanings, including the broad economic, health-related, and social-well-being of the state and its communities, and environmental sustainability of its food and water ecosystem, which includes addressing issues affecting groups who are underserved, under-represented, or under-resourced.”

Website for more information about the IIB:

National Science Foundation (Deadlines, May 5 & 12, 2022)

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend (Internal Deadline- August 25, 2022)

The NEH Summer Stipend is an individual application, so there is no need to submit an entry on START myResearch. Please also keep in mind that this application does not need institutional approval. If you are a faculty member who needs assistance with setting up a (eRA) account, please contact We can also provide a preliminary review to faculty who submit their application before September 9, 2022.

Find more information about the National Science Foundation Grants

Springfield Memorial Health Foundation – FY2022 cycle closed

Springfield Memorial Foundation awards grant for health-related projects focused on patient care, research and education that benefit people served by Memorial Health and other nonprofit community organizations.” The Foundation goal is to improve access to quality healthcare. Applications close March 1, 2022. Click the URL-linked title above for more information. Narrative questions from the FY23 application with UIS Mission Statement.  You must submit a myProposals record for institutional approval by February 18, 2022.

Presentation PPTs:  Grant Writing Essentials and the Springfield Memorial Health Foundation

Note: This is a very competitive application process. Your application mustspecifically state how the proposed project (1) is health-related, (2) is focused on patient care, research, and/or education, (3) will benefit local patients and/or underserved communities, and (4) expand or enhance healthcare access.

2021 Awardee – Jessica Bonnett (PI); “Using Anatomical Models to Enhance Student Learning in Pre-Health Occupation Courses”

Discovery Partners Institute


The University of Illinois System will accept applications for the 2022-23 Public Voices Fellowship around May 2022. The year-long Fellowship provides a cohort of 20 thought leaders, the majority of whom will be underrepresented (including women), with extraordinary support, leadership skills, and knowledge to ensure their ideas shape not only their fields but also the greater public conversations of our age. The Public Voices Fellowship is open to tenured faculty members at any of the three universities.

The Public Voices Fellowship is an initiative launched by The OpEd Project in partnership with leading universities and foundations nationwide.  Additional information may be found at the following sites:

More info about Public Voices Fellowship

More info about The OpEd Project

What’s it like?  Watch a short video: Public Voices Fellowship at Emory University

Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES)

DPI’s Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability, a system-wide interdisciplinary initiative, invites investigators to join them.