The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is offering a workshop this Friday, February 4th: Grant Writing Essentials and the Springfield Memorial Foundation. This workshop will introduce faculty to the essentials of grant writing, and will focus on writing a proposal for the Springfield Memorial Foundation. Here is the Zoom information:
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is offering another open office hour for both the Competitive Scholarly Research Grant (CSRG) and the Grant Writing Mentorship Program tomorrow, Friday, January 14th, between 9-10 a.m. via Zoom (meeting ID: 821 4742 7022)! We will be there to assist faculty members and answer any questions that you might have. If you haven’t already, please consider checking out the CSRG FY 22 guidelines and the Grant Writing Mentorship Program guidelines (the deadline to submit an application for either one or both is Monday, January 24th, 2022). We look forward to seeing you!
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is offering an open office hour for the Competitive Scholarly Research Grant (CSRG) tomorrow, Friday, January 7th, between 9-10 a.m. via Zoom (meeting ID: 818 9676 3561). We will be there to assist faculty members and answer any questions that you might have. If you haven’t already, please consider checking out the CSRG FY 22 guidelines (the deadline to submit an application is Monday, January 24th, 2022). We hope to see you there!
Before leaving for the winter break, we wanted to take a moment and remind faculty members of some fast approaching internal award deadlines. Below, you can find each one listed, along with a hyperlink and brief description:
Grant Writing Mentorship Program: The purpose of this grant is to provide support for faculty (Tenure Track and Non-Tenure Track) as they develop and submit grant proposals to outside agencies. A grant writing mentor will be assigned to successful applicants and will need to regularly meet with them to fully develop their grant proposal(s). Individual(s) may receive up to $1,000 in support for projects; for multiple researchers a total of $2,000 will be available regardless of the number of investigators. Mentor(s) will receive a $500 honorarium (stipend or development funds). In return for receiving a GRM award, the individual(s) agrees to submit, within 12 months, a grant proposal to an agency outside the U of Illinois system; the amount of the grant pursued should be greater than the internal award received. Applications are due by Monday, January 14th, 2022.
Competitive Scholarly Research Grant: This grant provides support to faculty engaging in scholarly/creative research. Grants of up to $5,000 will be made in support of scholarly research activities. The number of grants and the amounts awarded will be dependent on the availability of funds and receipt of scientifically meritorious applications. Applications are due by Friday, January 24th, 2022 at 4 p.m.
Caryl Towsley Moy, Ph.D. Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research: This grant program’s purpose is to fund collaborative, team-based research initiatives in the biomedical or healthcare field. The collaborative team must include at least one faculty member from UIS and one from SIUSM with clear project roles for each. Awards will be granted through a competitive review and selection process. Applications are due by Monday, March 14th, 2022.
Please consider submitting an application to one or all of these programs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is offering its first of two Competitive Scholarly Research Grant (CSRG) open office hours this Friday, Dec 17th, between 9-10 a.m. via Zoom (meeting ID: 889 7464 0958). We will be there to assist faculty members and answer any questions that you might have. If you haven’t already, please consider checking out the CSRG FY 22 guidelines (the deadline to submit an application is Monday, January 24th, 2022). We hope to see you there!
You’ve probably noticed that our blog has been inactive for a long time. We’ve undergone several staffing changes that have caused the blog to fall by the wayside for quite some time. After a year-long hiatus and the hiring of permanent staff, we are pleased to announce that we will be updating this blog more regularly. Moving forward, we would like to continue the blog’s original mission of highlighting research and scholarly activities of faculty, staff, and students at UIS, as well as keep students and faculty up-to-date with internal award deadlines and upcoming events and workshops. Please feel free to explore our blog, and feel free to check out our website and social media pages like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Recent #UISedu Environmental Studies alum Lucy Perlman blogs about “To China and Back: A Student’s Air Pollution Study Leads to Adventures beyond the Academic.” Her project was supported by the Undergraduate Student Research fund.
Many UIS faculty (and their students) apply their research and scholarly efforts to improving the public good. From inclusive education to art therapy, public finance and immigration, UIS is making a difference in the world.
The director of the new Institute for Illinois Public Finance, Ken Kriz (PAD), recently published two books: Capital Management and Budgeting in the Public Sector, comparing the outcomes of infrastructure investments of 12 countries, and Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development, offering case studies on the uses, structures, and impacts of TIF projects.
In collaboration with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Karen Lee, clinical instructor of Human Development Counseling, directs Art Express. Along with her graduate students, they provide Alzheimer’s patients and persons with memory loss disorders an outlet to creatively express themselves without needing memory or other communication skills.
Legal Studies faculty Deborah Anthony and Anette Sikka not only teach UIS students about immigration law, but also take them to the US/Mexican border for #ExperienceEngaged learning. They assist asylum seekers with translation work, helping them identify the parts that are going to be relevant to their cases legally.
The Student Technology, Arts & Research Symposium (STARS) starts today (4/17/19). This campus-wide, three-day program features all types of students (undergraduate, graduate, on campus, online) presenting the results of their research, scholarly, and creative activities.
The projects presented at STARS are the result of faculty-mentored hands-on experiential learning by students at UIS. Our students actively pursue study abroad, service learning, case studies, as well as research, art, and music performance opportunities. Such high-impact learning practices were recently recognized in the UIS Strategic Compass as one of our strategic pillars, Experience Engaged.
Skills developed during STARS, such as professionalism, communications, networking, and project management, prepare students for success in their future careers. Over 90% of UIS students are successful in obtaining employment or subsequent education within 12 months of graduation.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information and a complete schedule, go.uis.edu/stars
My prior blog entries have highlighted publication by UIS
faculty. UIS students also publish their scholarship. In particular, this
academic year, three groups of undergraduates have published:
The Capital Scholars Honors program publishes a journal of student
scholarly and creative work, called Continuum. The most recent publication, Volume 6, hit the web a
few days ago, and features the work of six honors students in various forms,
from interdisciplinary research articles to photographs to poems.
Biology Major, Nana Quainoo,
co-authored an article published in Frontiers in Genetics. The research,
conducted during her internship with Southern Illinois University School of
Medicine professor Andrzej Bartke, relates certain mutations in mice to long
Students in the Teacher Education
Program wrote a peer reviewed article for Wikipedia during their “Managing
the Diverse Classroom” course with assistant professor Jennifer Martin. Visit
the full article to read more of their story.
They will present about their experience at the Student Technology, Arts & Research
Symposium on the campus of UIS April
17-19, 2019. The full schedule is
available at https://go.uis.edu/STARS.
Additional student publications include The
Alchemist Review, which is launched annually at STARS. A literary and arts magazine, written and
edited by students, has been published for over thirty years. A similar publication for graduate students
is published online, called Uproot.
Other UIS student scholarly products, including
Undergraduate Research Award winners, can be found on the university’s
Search the Brookens Library –
UIS/Brookens Library Undergraduate Research Award Winners.