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Resources for the Illinois Business Administration Faculty and Doctoral Students

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Data Purchase Program at University Library

The University Library is soliciting applications from faculty, graduate students, and academic professionals who need to purchase numeric, spatial, or textual data for their research.  The University Library will make the data purchased or licensed as part of this program available for general use by the campus community.  Award amounts will vary depending upon need and the availability of funding from other sources such as departmental, college, or other grant funds. However, the availability of outside funding is not a condition of receipt of funding from the Library.

Awards will be targeted toward meeting smaller needs (ca. $5,000 range). However, the amount available to be awarded for individual proposals will depend up on the total number and suitability of applications received.

Awards will be made on a competitive basis after the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1st), with orders being placed largely during the fall semester and with anticipated availability in the spring semester. Applications will be considered after the deadline as long as funds are available and the purchase can be completed by the end of the fiscal year (June 30th). Library funds will only be used to purchase data that can be made available to researchers across campus.

Contact Carissa Phillips ( choller@illinois.edu )  for more information.