Faculty Funding

European Union Center’s Call for Grant Applications

The European Union Center at the University of Illinois is pleased to offer a course development grant to University of Illinois faculty for Summer 2021 addressing the topic of “Eco-Criticism.” This grant from the EU Center will be offered on a competitive basis in the amount of $2,500. Up to five proposals may be supported. Funds must be used by August 15, 2021. This grant is made possible by the Title VI National Resource Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education to the EU Center. Please see the CfP for more details. Applications are due Monday, May 3.

U of I faculty interested in hiring a graduate research assistant in summer 2021 may apply for a grant of up to $1,750. The grant is intended to support faculty research, in a time of limited mobility for travel, that could contribute to a future event in partnership with the EU Center. The call is open to different topics and historical periods as long as the European dimension is addressed in the proposal. Please see the CfP for more details. Applications are due Monday, May 3. 

The European Union Center is also offering course development grants for 2021-22 area studies courses at community colleges and minority-serving institutions. These grants may support online, in-person, or hybrid instruction on topics having to do with Europe, international studies, or the instruction of a language of Europe. Funds may be used to help faculty transition current courses to online formats, to support the development of new online, in-person, or hybrid courses, including through virtual exchange with partners abroad. Awards are earmarked for faculty at Community Colleges (CCs) and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) in Illinois or surrounding Midwestern states (read here about one profile of work on virtual exchange at community colleges, or here for a reflection by a faculty member at an HBCU supported in a past cycle). Grants will be offered on a competitive basis in the amount of up to $2,000. Please see the CfP for more details. Applications are due Friday, May 21.

Below are examples of CfPs from previous years:

For UI Faculty:

Travel Grant CfP [pdf]

Above is an example of the CfP for the travel grant from Spring 2020.

Course Development Grant CfP [pdf]
This grant is typically issued annually.  There may be a call for proposals in the Spring 2020 semester for courses for Summer 2020.  Above is an example of the CfP for the course development grant from previous years.


For UI College of Education Faculty:

Here are examples of grants offered for the UI College of Education faculty from previous years.

Course Development Grant CfP [pdf]
 

Event Programming Grant CfP [pdf]
 


For Regional Faculty Colleagues at Community Colleges (CC) & Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) in the Midwest:

Here are examples of grants offered for Faculty Colleagues at Community Colleges and MSIs in the Midwest from previous years:


Travel Grant CfP [pdf]


Event Programming Grant CfP [pdf]
 


The previous Grant application form (for all grants) can be found here [pdf]

For any questions, please email eucenter@illinois.edu.