Research and Creative Endeavor Opportunities

Below is a compilation of sources for funding and their release times.

Faculty: Internal Sources of Funding

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research | Overview

Campus Research Board

  1. Scholars’ Travel Fund (12 deadlines)
  2. Research Support Money: Due August 29, October 24, January 16, or March 13
  3. Performing Arts & Design Program: Due August 29, October 24, January 16, or March 13
  4. Humanities Teaching Release Time Program: Due November 14 
  5. Funding Initiative for Multiracial Democracy: Due August 29, October 24, January 16, or March 13

Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities

  1. Ragsdale Residential Creative Fellowship(Summer): Due October 15 
  2. Training in Digital Methods for Humanists : Due November 2
  3. Faculty Fellowship: Due November 30

Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Initiative

Faculty: External Sources of Funding

Data Science Research (Data Science in Marketing): Due August 17-February 19


  1. Emerging Scholars: Due October 1, 2018
  2. Senior Scholar Research Program: Due October 5, 2018
  3. Visiting Professor Grants (e.g., Social Media, Media Sales)

American Academy of Advertising 
AAA 2019 Research Fellowship Competition: Due September 20

Knight Foundation

Marketing Science Institute
Research Grant Competition: Due January 1

National Endowment for the Arts

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Graduate Students

Fellowship, Grants, and Travel from the Graduate College

Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)
IPRH Student Fellow (2019-2020): Due November 30, 2018

American Academy of Advertising

  1. AAA 2019 Dunn Award for research Projects in Global Advertising by Graduate Students: Due November 1, 2018:  
  2. AAA 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Competition: Due November 1, 2018 

Robert Ferber and Seymour Sudman Dissertation Award
Due May 2019

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Research Certificate

Funding opportunities

Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities