This page provides Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts faculty and staff with information and links to financial resources in support of creative/scholarly research, service, and teaching projects.
The Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts University Research Grant (URG) program exists to:
Guidelines and applications are downloadable from the links listed below. Grants have already been awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year and the College Research Committee will begin reviewing applications for the 2021-2022 (FY22) academic year in the spring of 2021.
|January 6, 2021||Application opens on online portal (see below).|
|February 5, 2021||Faculty submit PFRG, SFRG, and FDG proposals requesting funds directly to the InfoReady online portal. Specific guidelines and application information for both programs are available at the University's Review website. This site serves as a central location for submitting your application(s) to the internal grant programs offered in the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts. New users to the University's Review website may login with their ULID.|
|April 6, 2021||Applicants are notified, in writing, whether proposals will be funded.|
|July 1, 2021||Funding period begins.|
|June 30, 2022||Funding period ends.|
|October 1, 2023||
Accomplished Professional Outcome Forms (POF) are due to the chair of the College Research Committee.
The College Research Committee (CRC) is committed to providing advice and mentorship to Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts faculty interested in preparing an application for the Pre-Tenure or Senior Faculty Research Grant or the Faculty Development Grant programs. The CRC invites potential applicants to use the committee as a resource in developing effective proposals. Members of the CRC are listed on the website.
For more information contact Associate Dean and chair of the College Research Committee, Sara Semonis.
For information on what can be funded with a University Research Grant, refer to the checklist.
The Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts URG program includes three categories designed to support diverse research and creative activity needs of faculty at different stages of their careers. Faculty members may apply concurrently for Faculty Research Grants (PFRG or SFRG) and Faculty Development Grants (FDG) if they meet the eligibility requirements for each program. After receiving a PFRG or SFRG twice within two consecutive years, faculty are ineligible to apply for this grant for one fiscal year following the second award.
The College Research Committee has developed rubrics to score each grant application. These rubrics are provided to aid faculty as they prepare their applications.
The following programs are intended to support and recognize the research efforts of tenured and tenure-track faculty. When exploring these opportunities, keep in mind that the term "research" is broadly applied; it includes traditional research, creative expression, and all other forms of scholarly activities. Refer to Criteria for the Evaluation of Scholarly and Creative Productivity for additional information.
This ongoing program is offered through Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) and is intended to strengthen the quality of external grant proposals by providing travel support to faculty who wish to meet with agency program officers or collaborators at other institutions, but only in the context of external grant proposal development. Funds are limited, and therefore other forms of travel not directly linked to proposal submissions are ineligible for support. Awards are contingent on the availability of funds each fiscal year and are subject to approval by the Travel Grant Committee. This committee is comprised of faculty members from various disciplines who have experience with obtaining and administering external grants. Visit Research.IllinoisState.edu/funding/internal and the Review website for more information about this opportuniy.
This ongoing program is offered through Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) and provides matching funds of up to $200 to assist with costs associated with publishing (both traditional and open access formats) and exhibitions/performances. The purpose of the support is to help faculty with defraying page publication costs, open access fees, incidental costs associated with invited artistic performances or juried art exhibits (not to include travel, per diem, or lodging) and obtaining reprints of their publications. Each fiscal year funds are dispersed until depleted. It is possible that the funds will be depleted before the end of the fiscal year, and you are encouraged to submit a request as soon as you incur the cost. Visit Research.IllinoisState.edu/funding/internal and the Review website for more information about this opportunity.
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) provides matching funds, up to a maximum of $600 per book, to tenured/tenure-track faculty with the opportunity to publish a scholarly book that requires a subvention. Scholarly books in all disciplines are eligible for support, but textbooks, re-publications of previous works, and books produced by vanity or predatory publishers are not eligible. This program is not intended for purchasing additional copies or for publication/reprint/open access fees related to journal articles. Costs supported include author indexing, copyright permissions, artwork, maps, photographs, and other associated costs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis while funds are available. In years of high demand, it is possible that the funds will be exhausted prior to the end of the fiscal year. All applications for support must be submitted through Infoready. Visit Research.IllinoisState.edu/funding/internal and the Review website to access the application and to find detailed information.
University Travel Awards Progam
To enhance competitive grant proposals, Research and Sponsored Programs will provide travel support funds to faculty or staff wishing to participate in grant-writing workshops, collaborate with experts, serve on review panels, or meet with agency program officers.
Illinois State University campus is now subscribed to GrantForward for external funding opportunity searches and researcher profiles and no longer uses Spin/Genius.
GrantForward is available at grantforward.com.
GrantForward is a funding search and grant recommendation service that can help to increase your awareness of grant opportunities with a daily updated database of more than 20,000 grants from about 10,000 sponsors. You can search for grants by keywords as well as by using advanced filters (such as deadlines, sponsors, and categories). GrantForward can also recommend grants to you based on your CV and past publications.
You can also find the link on the Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) website under the Funding tab.
You can access the service at grantforward.com from any campus computer without having a user account. To get full functionality, such as profiles and recommendations, as well as access from any Internet-connected location, please sign up for a user account, using your Illinois State email address (follow this tutorial).GrantForward provides a Researcher Welcome Guide for your reference. You can find support (tutorials, webinars, and notes) at the GrantForward Education page. If you have any questions about the service, contact RSP at ResearchOffice@IllinoisState.edu or GrantForward at email@example.com.