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- FY2021 cycle closed Available for faculty receiving sabbaticals. Application due September of the year before the sabbatical.

21-22 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) – FY2022 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 – FY2022 cycle closed Available 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


Illinois Innovation Network (IIN), Seed Funding 

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