The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign administers a number of special funding programs to provide support for the Illinois research community.
Eligibility requirements and application deadlines vary from program to program and year to year. For specific details, click on the name of the program in the list below.
This program is intended to help investigators transition budgets and funding under the new billing system where per diem charges for mouse and rats are calculated on a per cage, rather than per animal basis. The program provides flexible funding to affected investigators in an amount equal to the difference between the cage rate and the charges based on individual animals ($0.29/individually housed mouse/day; $0.48/individually housed rat/day; see http://research.illinois.edu/regulatory-compliance-safety/dar). This program is not intended to provide reimbursement for the unfortunate but necessary increases in per diem costs for individual animals of other species.
In celebration of the University’s Sesquicentennial, the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research are now accepting proposals to fund 4-6 research symposia that tackle big-picture topics with clear societal impact and that showcase the university’s research strengths. Topics should appeal to researchers in a number of disciplines and proposed presentations should invite the exploration of new or innovative approaches to pressing societal issues. Target attendance should be limited to 50-100 internal and external participants.
Funding of up to $20,000 per symposium is available. Funding for this program is made possible through the generous support of the David Dodds Henry Lectureship Fund.
The symposia will occur simultaneously April 10-12, 2018, and will represent the culminating research event of the University’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. The proposed symposia would adhere to the following format:
The symposia will also be jointly promoted as part of the Sesquicentennial celebration.
Symposia topics should reflect the university’s research excellence and engage diverse scholarly disciplines, ideally representing multiple units at the university. Examples of possible topics might include the following areas. Please note that these topics are only used to illustrate possible areas of focus and should not be considered prescriptive.
Evaluation criteria include: