Resources and Training

To support UIS faculty, staff, and student research, we provide resources, facilities, tools, and training materials. Specific topics, such as Human Subjects Research, are also available. 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 their website.  To apply for an NSF grant, contact to help you set up a profile on
The NIH also doesn’t integrate well with, so researchers should also search their website.  To 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.


Human Subjects Research

The following e-presentation provides the basics for preparing a successful human subjects research protocol:

New EU General Data Protection Regulations may apply to your research. Please consult the University of Illinois system supplemental privacy notice for more information. This article describes the GDPR implications for secondary research, such as public clinical trial data.

External IRB Resources

Office for Human Research Protections

Belmont Report

Declaration of Helsinki

Chastain, G., & Landrum, R.E. (1999). Protecting Human Subjects.  Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

Sales, B.D., & Folkman, S.  (2000).  Ethics in Research with Human Participants. Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

Conflict of Commitment and Interest

New policy went into effect July 19, 2018.

Overview of Changes to COCI Policy.pdf

COCI Policy and training session schedule


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 used 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: