EXTERNAL FACULTY GRANT & FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Discovery Partners Institute (DPI)

The Discovery Partners Institute is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2024 DPI Science Team Seed Fund program. You are invited to submit applications for funding. In addition to science team proposals at the funding level of $125,000, DPI is introducing Institute and Center Proposals that would be funded up to $350,000.   

Also, this year, DPI is introducing two new themes where proposals are invited in (1) all aspects of Cannabis research and (2) Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Proposals. 

Where should the proposal be submitted? To the UIS Office for Research & Sponsored Projects at ora@uis.edu

Deadline for internal processingFebruary 9, 2024

Charles Lafitte Foundation, Education, Children’s Advocacy, Medical Research, and the Arts programs

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports education, children’s advocacy, medical research, and the arts. The foundation is flexible in its approach, sometimes giving a one-time grant to initiate a specific project while also making annual contributions.

Where should the proposal be submitted? To the UIS Office for Research & Sponsored Projects at ora@uis.edu

Deadline: On a rolling basis

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program

The Fulbright-Hays Group seeks proposals for overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor.  Long-term and short-term project mechanisms are available.

Where should the proposal be submitted? To the UIS Office for Research & Sponsored Projects at ora@uis.edu

Deadline for internal processing: March 4, 2024

Illinois Innovation Network, Sustaining Illinois Seed Grants

The University of Illinois System, its Office of the Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation (OVPEDI), and Northern Illinois University are committed to advancing the Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) by providing supplemental (operational) funding for several projects. IIN hubs are encouraged to partner/collaborate with each other, and the IIN will do its best to support and facilitate. As an organization, the IIN Council will facilitate collaboration that can be incorporated into a unifying theme with the umbrella concept of “Sustaining Illinois.” Sustaining Illinois has multiple meanings, including the broad economic, health-related, and social well-being of the state and its communities and the environmental sustainability of its food and water ecosystem, which includes addressing issues affecting groups who are underserved, experiencing racial and/or social injustice or living in segregated communities.

Where should the proposal be submitted? To the UIS Office for Research & Sponsored Projects at ora@uis.edu

Deadline for internal processing: February 1, 2024

National Endowment for the Arts

The Challenge America program offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved. The focus is on populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Possible projects include, but are not limited to, arts programming, including commissioning or presentation of artists or artwork; marketing and promotional activities; and organizational planning. Projects may consist of one or more specific events or activities but should not cover an entire season of programming.

Where should the proposal be submitted? To the UIS Office for Research & Sponsored Projects at ora@uis.edu

Deadline for internal processing: April 29, 2024

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

NEH Fellowship: The purpose of this program is to support individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional humanistic research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing. Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research or to produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research.

Where should the proposal be submitted? To the UIS Office for Research & Sponsored Projects at ora@uis.edu

Deadline for internal processing: March 27, 2024

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invites applications for research on policies to advance the inclusion of immigrant children and families. Through this call for proposals, the RWJF invites research on policies with potential to advance the full social, economic, and civic inclusion of immigrant children and families. The intention is to spotlight policies that can transform systems/structures that ensure equal access to (and take-up of) goods and services, including public benefits, irrespective of immigration status. 

Where should the proposal be submitted? To the UIS Office for Research & Sponsored Projects at ora@uis.edu

Deadline for letter of intent: February 9, 2024

Full proposal deadline: July 1, 2024