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.

Current Programs

Start Date11/10/2023 Deadline Date1/17/2024
CACS Joint Climate Solutions Program

The Center for Advanced Climate Solutions (CACS) was established in 2023 through the University’s Investment for Growth program with the broad goal of coalescing and expanding significant University expertise, research, education, and student interest in climate solutions. The Center is an excellent opportunity to accelerate practical and scalable climate solutions by building on existin