Please Note: ONLY
applications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are
eligible for consideration. Visiting, zero time, adjunct,
partial, non-UIUC, postdoctoral, etc. appointments are not eligible
to be listed as the PI or CoPI
Please visit http://www.research.illinois.edu/crb for more information on the Research Board.
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The Illinois Campus Research Board was established in June of 1932 to serve the campus as a conduit for the distribution of funding to faculty members in support of individual or group research projects. The Board expects to:
Please note the maximum request allowed is $30,000.00
The Research Board is above all committed to fostering excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activities.
Please note that Board funds are not intended to be a source of continuing support for research activities or research facilities.
The Campus Research Board does not fund:
Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Representative to the Campus Research Board at 333-6771 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding requests for unusual purposes or for categories of expense normally not funded by the Board.
The Campus Research Board supports faculty research needs through six distinct programs:
The largest program of the Campus Research Board is the Research Support Awards program. There are four application deadlines each year.
The Research Board appreciates that some scholars or groups of scholars are just getting started on a project. This designation allows for scholars to request funds ($10,000) to begin something new and/or prepare for application for external funding.
The Performing Arts & Design Program provides support for released time to performing and visual arts and design faculty to conduct specific creative projects for which it is their own concentrated effort that is needed. The support allows for the recipient to be released from a portion of his or her teaching duties for an appropriate period, usually from two weeks to one semester. The PAD Award includes a stipend for research-related expenditures ($2000 for the entire semester and prorated for shorter periods). Application for this program requires a letter of approval from the relevant executive officer.
The Campus Research Board offers released time from teaching to humanities faculty to conduct specific research projects at critical junctures in their careers or in the development/culmination of a project. Please note this support is not analogous to a traditional sabbatical leave and there are specific limitations to the release terms. In particular, individual faculty who receive a released time award are released from teaching only, and are expected to continue their other university responsibilities, including the mentoring of students as well as participation in departmental and campus service activities. Travel during a HRT period is acceptable with prior approval by the department head. The HRT Award includes a $2000 stipend for research-related expenditures. (Departments receive $12,000 for replacement teaching). The HRT cannot be combined in a single academic year with CAS or IPRH funding. Application for this program requires a letter of approval from the relevant executive officer.
The Scholars' Travel Fund (STF) is a UIUC Campus Research Board program designed to support the dissemination of faculty members' professional work and expertise: e.g., travel support to Illinois faculty members in specific areas to present original papers or posters at scholarly events. Please note that participation as a discussant, invited lecturer at individual campuses, and research related travel are not supported. Support for other types of travel will be looked at on a case by case basis.
This Campus Research Board program supports research and scholarly programming related to the critical examination of multiracial democracy. Funds for this initiative came to the Research Board in the aftermath of the decision to close the Center for Democracy in a Multiracial Society (CDMS) in fall 2011, an outcome of the Stewarding Excellence evaluation. Piloted in spring 2012, The Board will now annually award half of the annual CDMS appropriation ($150,000) to support proposals that continue the spirit of that program. The program is interested in proposals that examine these issues in any world area. This program seeks to support research that critically engages scholarly and public debates on multiracial democracy; a lower priority is efforts that merely describe, measure, or analyze marginalized populations or social groups.
Applicants apply directly to the Campus Research Board. Research Support Awards do not need prior review or approval by department heads or deans. Humanities Released Time Program and the Performing Arts & Design Program require a written letter of approval of the relevant executive officer. More generally applicants should consult with their department heads if the activity proposed to the Campus Research Board will require departmental resources not already available to them. Applications must be made at the Research Board Online application.
Unfortunately many investigators wait until the deadline date to submit their proposals. This causes an enormous strain on our servers and often results if long delays when uploading documents. To avoid system delays we highly encourage you to submit proposals prior to the deadline date.
Please limit your supplemental documents to required material. The board is not interested in receiving article reprints.
The cutoff for the electronic submission of applications is 3:00 p.m. of the deadline date listed below. Applications submitted any later will be automatically held for the next deadline.
The deadline dates for all Research Support Awards including the Humanities Released Time Program, the Performing Arts & Design Program and Campus Research Board Research Scholars' participants can be found here: http://crb.research.illinois.edu/content/ApplicationDeadlines.aspx
Enter the date the application is being submitted to the Research Board.
Only full-time University of Illinois tenured/tenure-track faculty and academic professionals are eligible to apply for Campus Research Board awards as the principle investigator (PI) or co-PI. Visiting, zero time, adjunct, partial, non-UIUC, postdoctoral, etc. appointments are not eligible to be listed as the PI or co-PI. Enter the name of the applicant with first name first. For multiple applicants, put the name of the primary investigator first and then list the other investigators. In the case of multiple investigators, the primary investigator is the one responsible for the administration of any funding. All investigator(s) names and pertinent information should appear on the front page of the application.
Enter the applicant's UIN. The UIN is used to retrieve data on prior Campus Research Board support and external funding. The 9-digit number appears on the I-Card.
Enter the e-mail address of the applicant(s).
Enter the project title. Do not use "Request for research assistant support" or "equipment" etc. as the project title.
Enter five key words or phrases that can be used to identify the focus of the proposed research. This information will be used to search for potential reviewers.
Qualified Peer Reviewers
Enter the name(s) of up to three campus faculty or staff qualified to give an objective peer review of this proposal. Any current faculty, emeritus faculty or staff member named may be used as a reviewer if the Board Member so chooses. Listing an individual does not assure that person will be used as a reviewer.
If this is your first request for this activity from the Campus Research Board, please click "Yes." If you have requested prior support from the Campus Research Board for this activity (whether or not the application was successful), please click "No."
Project Starting Date
Enter the date this project is scheduled to start, or for an on-going project, enter the date the requested funding will be needed.
Click the check box on the line only if this application is for the Seed Funding, the Humanities Released Time Program, the Performing Arts & Design Program, or for the Funding Initiative on Multiracial Democracy.
Project Will Involve
Some types of research require campus compliance oversight. If this proposal will involve any of the types of research listed in this section, check the appropriate lines.
Current Funding, Funding History, and Funding Plans for this Project
All applicants must complete this section
Please provide a history of funding for this project and outline future funding plans (i.e., plans for external grants submission). Within the context of this history and plans, please explain why the Research Board is being asked for support of this project at this time (e.g., is external support unavailable, insufficient, delayed, interrupted, etc.). If external support has been declined for this project, please include copies of all available reviewer comments and priority scores (use the Supplemental Information area to upload).
The following can help you identify funding sources:
Current Support Information
Complete this section if the applicant has received external support within the last five years that was awarded directly to the applicant and was not administered by the University. The Research Board does take the extent of applicants' external funding into consideration when making hard decisions.
Recipients of Campus Research Board awards are expected to work with their departmental or unit business officer, or other designated person, to manage the funds awarded to them. The amount and type of support awarded by the Board is outlined in the award letter. Questions on CRB awards should be directed to 244-4033 or via email to email@example.com.