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Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships: About

Find funding support for your research or studies--A guide aimed at faculty, researchers, and students


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About this guide

This guide will help you find grant and scholarship opportunities, as well as, grant writing resources.

We provide information broadly applicable to anyone, but we aim to serve University of Illinois affiliates, especially:

  • Faculty

  • Post-docs

  • Graduate students

  • Undergraduates

For other campus resource units and support, see the list on this page.

University of Illinois Campus Resources

For University of Illinois campus 

Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration (OSPRA)

OSPRA interacts with faculty, students, department business staff, University administration, and external sponsor program officers and award negotiators to provide service and support to the University's missions of instruction, research, public service, and economic development. OSPRA is comprised of three divisions: Proposal, Award, and Subaward.

For Faculty

Office of The Vice Chancellor for Research 

OVCR leads, enables, and supports research initiatives, technology transfer, and economic development at Illinois. Funding support options include the Campus Research Board, as well as additional initiatives and support listed on the site.

For Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral Affairs Office

The Postdoctoral Affairs Office is a central resource for the postdoctoral community. Postdoctoral researchers are an important part of what makes Illinois a vibrant center for research.

For Graduate Students

Graduate College

The Graduate College provides a robust fellowships database, and there are also listings of assistantships, loans, and grants from the college.  This unit provides proposal writing assistance.

For Undergraduate Students

The Campus Center for Advising & Academic Services

This office developed as part of the Illinois strategic plan to strengthen the academic services of advising and mentoring, activities that are at the heart of a student’s collegiate experience.


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