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Internal Grants

The programs listed on this page are intended to support and recognize the research efforts of tenured and tenure-track faculty. When exploring these opportunities, keep in mind that the term "research" is broadly applied; it includes traditional research, creative expression, and all other forms of scholarly activities. See Criteria for the Evaluation of Scholarly and Creative Productivity for additional information.

Cross-Disciplinary Grant Development Award

The Cross-Disciplinary Grant Development Award is intended to provide the resources needed to develop competitive external grant proposals for research that crosses disciplinary boundaries. Awards typically range from $8,000 to $15,000, with 1-2 awards made during each of the fall and spring award cycles. Application information can be found on the Review website when proposal submission windows are open.

New Faculty Start-up Support

Faculty members in the first or second year of a tenure-track position at Illinois State University are eligible to apply for up to $2,500* in start-up funds. The purpose of this program is to provide resources in support of faculty members' research, scholarship, and creative endeavors as they begin their career at ISU. Specific guidelines and application information is available at the University's Review website. 

*The amount of this support is expected to increase to $3,500 in FY16.

Proposal Development Travel Grant

The Proposal Development Travel Grant is intended to enhance the competitiveness of grant proposals by providing travel support funds to faculty or staff wishing to meet with agency program officers or collaborators at other institutions. Travel to meetings, workshops, etc. is not eligible for support. Travel support is limited to $1,000 (as reimbursement of allowable costs), and only a limited number of grants are available each year. Applications are accepted continuously through the Review website.

Publication/Exhibition/Open Access Grant

Matching funds of up to $200 per faculty member is available to defray publication costs, exhibition fees, and open access fees. Applications are accepted throughout the year and awards are made on a quarterly basis (while funds remain). Specific guidelines and application information can be found on the Review website under "Ongoing Programs".

University Research Grant (URG)

The University Research Grant (URG) program is an internal grant program funded by the University and administered by each individual college. Consult your college's website or contact your College Research Coordinator for program details.

Annual Calendar for Internal Grants



Grant Dev. Award

Aug. 1
Jan. 1

Oct. 15
Mar. 15

Nov. 15
Apr. 15

Dec. 1
May 1
External Proposal Due
Dec. 31 (following yr)
Jun. 30 (following yr)
New Faculty
Start-up Support
Jan. 1 Aug. 31
Dec. 4 in FY16 Only
within ~2 weeks
of application
Immediately Report Due
July 30
Proposal Development
Travel Grant
while funds last
Continuous within
~1 month
after Travel
See program
Publication, Exhib., &
Open Access Grant
while funds last
Continuous End of
~10 days
See program
University Research
Grant (URG)
by College
by College
by College
July 1 of
following Fiscal Yr
Contact your CRC for
more details
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