Resources and Training

To support UIS faculty, staff, and student research, we provide resources, facilities, tools, and training materials. In addition, the staff of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs are available for classroom visits and workshops.


External Funding

Grants Forward

off-campus access/netid Powerful search engine based on your research profile. Provides information on funding resources for research. Accessible only to University of Illinois students, staff & faculty. For full access, create an account by clicking on Sign Up and using your UIS email to connect to our institutional account.
The White House Office of Management and Budget has mandated that all 26 Federal agencies post their competitive grant opportunities here to facilitate ease in locating grants as well as downloading and submitting applications. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the aim of this site is to eventually become the central repository for federal grant information.

To view the latest news and information on the government grant system, follow their blog.

 The NSF doesn’t integrate well with, so researchers should also search here.  The apply for an NSF grant, contact to help you set up a profile on Fastlane.
The NIH also doesn’t integrate well with, so researchers should also search their website.  The apply for an NIH grant, contact to help you set up a profile on their eRA.
Additional offices at UIS can assist with finding funding sources:



UIS subscribes to the powerful Qualtrics survey software. View the ITS website for details.

UIS is part of the University of Illinois Campus Cluster, a massive computing resource.




Every semester we sponsor on-campus training workshops through the Faculty Development Office.

Grant Writing

NIH produces a podcast “All About Grants” with regular tips and tricks.

We had a workshop on grant writing on Oct. 6, 2017, from 10-11:30 in PAC H. This “flipped” workshop had the materials below.

  1. Finding Funding

Powerpoint slides (grant writing workshop part 1.pdf) and YouTube lecture

2. Tips for Success

Powerpoint slides (grant writing workshop part 2.pdf ) and YouTube lecture

3. Application Process

Powerpoint slides ( grant writing workshop part 3.pdf ) and YouTube lecture

Competitive Scholarly Research Grant program

This workshop on Jan. 26, 2018, specifically addressed how to apply to the UIS internal grant program.

Powerpoint slides (CSRG Presentation 2018.PDF) and YouTube video: