The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the world’s most comprehensive research universities, and the Illinois Campus Research Board has played a vital role in fostering the University’s excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activities. The fund was launched in 1932, and remains a model for how to administer institutional funds to promote fundamental research, thanks to the the support of many generous donors and careful stewardship, oversight, and periodic review. The Research Board has enabled thousands of Illinois faculty members to pursue discovery-driven research, work that ultimately helps to ensure a better and more prosperous future for our nation and the world.
PURPOSE AND FOCUS:
The Research Board supports projects that are critical to faculty scholarship, provides funding for research in new and/or interdisciplinary directions, and supports preliminary studies to improve the potential for attracting external research support or research in fields for which external support is either quite limited or unavailable.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
Eligibility varies by program. Certain funding is reserved for faculty in select disciplines.
APPLICATION AND REVIEW:
Each of the programs has rolling deadlines throughout the year. The Campus Research Board consists of twelve faculty members chosen for their scholarship, expertise, and administrative ability. The Board members are full-time faculty and are active in their field. They review approximately 300 proposals each academic year.
TYPE OF SUPPORT:
To learn more about the program, visit:Â http://crb.research.illinois.edu.