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Internal Grants

Illinois State recognizes the research efforts of our faculty through various forms of internal grants. Research can include traditional research, creative expression, and all other types of scholarly activities.

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Advancing Research and Creative Scholarship (ARCS)

The intended purpose of this program is to foster innovation of research and creative scholarship activities at Illinois State through greater coordination, alignment, and strategic investments, which will in turn increase competitiveness and transformational potential of applications for external funding.


Book Subvention Support

Application period: ongoing

Gives up to $1050 in matching funds to tenured and tenure-track faculty who have the opportunity to publish a scholarly book requiring a subvention. Additional information included in application.

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Connected Communities Initiative

The Connected Communities Initiative is a strategic agreement between OSF HealthCare and Illinois State University that combines the respective talents of the health care system and university to address health care challenges in our communities.

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Proposal Development Travel Grant

Application period: ongoing

Provides travel support to faculty or staff. Support is limited to $1,000 as reimbursement of allowable costs. A limited number of grants are available each year. Full details are included in the application.

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Publication Grant

Application period: ongoing

Matches up to $350 per faculty member to support publication costs, exhibition fees, and open access fees. This program cannot be used to pay for the publication of works by publishers known to use unscrupulous or predatory tactics. Additional details are included in the application.

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University Research Grants

The University Research Grant program is an internal grant program funded by the University and administered by each college. Contact your College Research Coordinator for additional program details.

Apply to University Research Grants

Contact your College Research Coordinator

Student Research Grants

The Office of Student Research provides funding to support student research, scholarly inquiry, and innovation at Illinois State. Whether you are applying for a research grant or funding to support travel to conferences to present your work, we want to contribute to the success of your research experience.

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