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Faculty Funding Opportunities

Attention PhD Students: Only faculty are eligible for the funding outlined on this page. Doctoral students will find opportunities on the page linked below.

The Internal Research Support Program (IRSP) is intended to enhance faculty research capability and the level of external funding of the college and is supported by ICR funds. Requests are to be made for preliminary studies that will enhance proposals for new and continued outside funding. Applications are accepted from all College of Nursing faculty (tenured, tenure track, and nontenure track). Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible until they have faculty standing as assistant professors. Submissions are reviewed for scientific merit. Funding decisions are made by the Nursing Research Committee. Awards are limited to $20,000. Faculty salary support is not an allowable cost. The application and review criteria can be found on the ORF Blackboard site. Applications are accepted on Sept. 1, Nov. 1, Feb. 1 and April 1.

The UIC Janet A. Deatrick Nursing Research Award provides research support for an assistant professor in the College of Nursing. Tenure-track assistant professors may self-nominate by submitting a one-page description of their vision of their research trajectory, including innovation and impact, as well as their NIH-formatted biosketch. A short paragraph describing plans to expend the money is required. The award selection will be made by the Nursing Research Committee. Requests for applications are generally issued via the College of Nursing listserv email system, and the applications are generally due in early spring.

The Campus Research Board (CRB) pilot grant program supports early-career PI research projects in the basic life sciences, clinical sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and social sciences and the humanities. This support is intended to help emerging researchers develop preliminary data or other materials necessary for new extramural submissions, or in some cases, to resubmit applications based upon sponsor reviews. CRB grants are intended to support areas of scholarship not targeted by other UIC intramural funding sources. Awards of up to $20,000 are issued. Additional information can be found on the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research website.

The UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) serves as the intellectual and geographic home for clinical and translational research at UIC. The CCTS is a focal point for developing and nurturing interdisciplinary collaborations that will help to advance the university’s clinical and translational research enterprise. CCTS offers several funding opportunities, detailed on their website.