Faculty Research Opportunities

Research opportunities through the college and university-wide research resources and policies.

Opportunities Through the College

Proposal Incentive Fund (PIF)
Application Deadline: Rolling

This internal funding competition provides funds to enable a faculty member to prepare a strong proposal for extramural funding. Funds can be used for a course release, student support, travel to meet with a collaborator, etc.  Up to four proposals within the college will be awarded funds each academic year, contingent upon budget allocation and proposal quality.

Information and Application

Teaching Innovation Award
Awarded on a semester by semester basis
Application Deadline: The Monday directly proceeding the commencement of classes each semester

The Teaching Innovation funds are intended to support faculty interested in developing and re-designing courses to enhance student engagement and success. We invite applicants interested in exploring teaching opportunities that include new approaches, designs, instructional strategies, and assessment systems. Proposed course innovations include, but are not limited to, infusing first-year student supports, developing course research components, assessing student learning outcomes, fostering student learning communities, promoting community-engaged teaching, highlighting inclusive teaching practices, integrating literacy practices and technology tools, designing multimedia teaching presentations, and coordinating collaborative teaching.

Information and Application

For more information email: Lieway at JGLieway@UIC.edu

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UIC Internal Funding Initiatives

These grant programs are intended to facilitate UIC research and lead to extramural funding.  Please refer to the guidelines for specific eligibility requirements.  Unless otherwise noted they are administered by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR).