Faculty Research & Support

The University of Illinois Springfield provides support and recognition for excellence in faculty scholarship, including:

Spring 2021 Faculty Scholarship Series.

Fall 2021, Faculty Scholarship Series

Date Modality Presenter Presentation title
Nov. 18, 12:00 p.m. On-campus,

Room: TBA

Dr. Peter Shapinsky, History Department “Dressing like a pirate: Ethnic Ascription and Commoner Transformation in Fifteenth-century Maritime East Asia”


Additional Opportunities

Internal Faculty Grant Winners

Berman Sabbatical Award

21-22 Berman Award application form

2020 Award: Stories of the Magdalene in the Liturgy of Medieval England

Donna Bussell, Associate Professor of English

Moy Collaborative Research Fund

Associate Professor Stephen R. Johnson and Associate Professor Julio A. Copello have been awarded the Caryl Towsley Moy, Ph.D., Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research Grant to conduct innovative heart disease research.

Grant Writing Mentorship program

2020 Awardees

Faculty Mentor Topic
Amirreza Niakanlahiji (CSC) Haadi Jafarian

(UC Denver)

Automated Discovery of Interoperability Vulnerabilities in Applications
Yun Zhao (ENS)

Yanhui Guo (CSC)

Tih-Fen Ting (UIS) Automatic Environmental Monitoring Using Unmanned Ariel Systems (UAS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)


Competitive Scholarly Research Grant

2020 Awards

Bjorngaard, Brytton Visual Arts Letterpress Studies: Development of Skills, Press Restoration, Creative Work, and Studio Manuals.
Guo, Ping Computer Science Artificial Intelligence-Aided Mobile AuxiliaryTool for Alzheimer’sCaregiving
Hanson, Anne-Marie Environmental Studies Evaluating Litter Prevention Strategies on Lake Springfield
Kang, Youngjin Human Services “I wish my divorced parents disclosed their dating relationships to me differently.”
Lively, Joshua Environmental Studies Ecosystem change in the Western Interior Seaway: environmental context for the origin and diversification of mosasaurs
McEuen, Amy Biology Tallgrass prairie succession and enhancing growth of tallgrass prairie forbs*
Oktay, Sibel Political Science Who Counts as an Ally in International Relations? An Experimental Study
Styles, Megan Environmental Studies Hemp Dreams: Illinois Farmers’ Experiences Cultivating a Novel Crop

*Funding provided by the Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon