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

Scholarly Presentation Support Program (SPSP) Individual faculty members may request up to $600 per year in Scholarly Presentation Support funds to be applied toward registration and usual travel-related expenses such as transportation, lodging, and per diem.
International Travel Program (ITP)The Chancellor’s Office has allocated limited funds for international travel occurring between August 15, 2022 and May 15, 2023 to supplement those funds available to faculty via the Scholarly Presentation Support Program. Each individual (tenured or tenured track) faculty member may request up to $800.
The Harry and Deborah Berman Sabbatical Fund- FY2023 cycle closed Available for faculty receiving sabbaticals. Application due September of the year before the sabbatical.

FY23 Berman Award application form

Berman Award Budget Template
Grant Writing Mentorship Program This program is designed to support new grant writers by matching them with mentors to assist them in submitting competitive proposals to external funding sources. The deadline to apply is January 20th, 2023.
Competitive Scholarly Research Grant Program (CSRG) – FY2023 cycle closed The Competitive Scholarly Research Grants Program provides support to faculty engaging in scholarly/creative research. Grants of up to $5,000 will be made in support of scholarly research activities.

CSRG Application (WebTools)

Mid-Year Report Form (WebTools)

Final-Year Report Form (WebTools)

CSRG Budget Template (xlsx)
Caryl Towsley Moy, PhD, Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research – FY2023 OPENAvailable for faculty collaborating with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Moy Proposal Template (Word)

Moy Budget Worksheet (Excel)

Moy Grant Approval Routing Form (fillable PDF)

Moy Fund No-Cost Extension Template (DOC)

Moy Fund Final Report Template (DOC)

2022 Moy Workshop Slides
Internal Awards


Call for Proposals: DPI-Fermilab Research Partnership on Computing and Data Technologies

The Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) and Fermilab invite faculty from the University of Illinois System (DPI, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Springfield, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and researchers from Fermilab to submit seed grant proposals to conduct joint research on computing and data technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, machine learning, cybersecurity, pattern recognition). The goal is to leverage the complementary research expertise and resources from both organizations to develop the next generation of computing and data technologies with inspiring impacts on science, the economy, and society.

Proposals should demonstrate the ability to advance fundamental knowledge in research on computing and data technologies with potential for industry application in one or more of the following sectors:

Digital government
Finance and insurance
Food and agriculture
Health and wellness
Information technology
Transportation / logistics
Water, environment, climate 

Funding available: Up to $150,000 over 18 months

Proposal DueFebruary 24, 2023. Please contact if you plan to submit a proposal and/or if you need help finding a partner at the Fermilab.

Religion and Health Curriculum Grants

Interfaith America is excited to announce Religion and Health Curriculum Grants. Pairs of educators, one from a health field and one from a religious studies field are invited to apply for a $4,000 grant to design or significantly revise a health field course that engages religious identity and diversity. The course must be offered in the 2023-24 academic year. The funds will be split between the educators and are intended to support their time and energy.
Before applying, please read the complete Request for Proposals. Please email Carolyn Roncolato at with any questions.

Proposal Due:  March 20, 2023. Please send your proposal to

Spotlight on Humanities in Higher Education

The Spotlight on Humanities in Higher Education is a new program that supports the Exploration and Development of small projects that would benefit underserved populations through the teaching and study of the humanities at small to medium-sized institutions of higher education. The program will support project activities, including program development, student research, and community engagement, among other projects that benefit students, faculty, and the community. Applicants can request support from one of two tracks: Exploration or Development. Awardees may receive a maximum award amount of $25,000 for Exploration or $60,000 for Development, with the award period being up to 12 months for Exploration awards and up to 24 months for Development awards. The application is anticipated to become available on July 18, 2023, with an anticipated application deadline date for this program of October 1, 2023.

For more information, please visit NEH's website.


Are you planning to submit an external grant? Please get in touch with the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs for guidance on the documents that need to be prepared for submission. Also, please remember that the grant proposal documents should be sent to at least two weeks before the grant deadline


Great Lakes Freshwater Symposium: The Impact of Phosphorus Rules on Local Water

You are invited to join a discussion with water research investigators from Canadian and American universities by participating in this free, virtual, lunchtime Great Lakes Freshwater Symposium: The Impact of Phosphorus Rules on Local WaterThe webinar will occur on February 28, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. It is sponsored by the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Higher Education Consortium, which is powered by the Council of the Great Lakes Region.

Register for the symposium on Freshwater Collaborative's website.

How We Shielded Illinois and How You Research Can Impact the Future

The 2023 SHIELD Illinois COVID-19 Research Symposium will bring together leading experts to share their experiences protecting our state during the global pandemic – what worked, what didn’t, and how we can do better in the future. Seminars will detail published and ongoing academic research, best practices, and discussions on how we can better mitigate public heath emergencies.

DateMarch 30 - March 31, 2023
JW Marriott, 151 W Adams St, Chicago, Ill 60603

Registration for the symposium is open.