The Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts University Research Grant (URG) program exists to:
- Foster individual research and creative activity across the college;
- Support pre-tenured faculty members in their scholarship and creative endeavors in their progress toward tenure;
- Support senior faculty members in their ongoing research efforts within their respective fields;
- Stimulate external grant submissions to sustain faculty research interests;
- Support faculty in developing skills to support their future or current research endeavors.
Information and online applications can be found at the links listed below. Grants have already been awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year. The College Research Committee will begin reviewing proposals for the 2023-2024 academic year (FY24: July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024) in the spring of 2023.
Two informational sessions will be available to faculty interested in submitting proposals for consideration. Those planning to apply are highly encouraged to attend one of the sessions.
Friday, December 2, 2022, noon to 1 p.m. in Milner 120
Friday, January 13, 2023, noon to 1 p.m. in Milner 120
FY24 URG Funding Period Deadlines
|January 9, 2023
Application period opens in the InfoReady online portal. This site serves as a central location for submitting applications to the internal grant programs offered in the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts (Pre-Tenure and Senior Faculty Research Grants, Faculty Development Grants). Additional information and guidelines are sent via college listserv in December and available below:
URG-Pre & Senior Faculty Research Grant-Application Details
URG-Faculty Development Grant-Application Details
|February 5, 2023
||Application period closes at midnight. No applications will be accepted after this date.
|February 6-April 3, 2023
Application review by College Research Committee.
Applicants are notified, via InfoReady whether proposals will be funded.
Mid-Late, May, 2023
Awardees will receive guidelines and official procedures on use of award funds.
July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024
Funding Period-All funds must be expended during this timeframe.
October 1, 2025
Accomplished Professional Outcomes are due in Digital Measures (formerly POF form).
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.
Faculty members may request to examine successful URG proposals. Requests should be made to the Associate Dean for Research and Planning by email, with a brief explanation of the reason for the request.
For more information contact Associate Dean and chair of the College Research Committee, Sara Semonis.
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 uses specific criteria to score each grant application. These criteria are provided to aid faculty as they prepare their applications. A list of what can be funded and what cannot be funded with a University Research Grant is also provided for easy reference.
URG Scoring Rubric
FDG Scoring Rubric
Pre-tenure Faculty Research Grant Program (PFRG)
- Maximum award, $5,000
- Offered to non-tenured tenure track faculty in years 1 through 6 of their appointment at Illinois State University
Senior Faculty Research Grant Program (SFRG)
- Maximum award, $5,000
- Offered to tenured faculty only
Faculty Development Grant Program (FDG)
- Maximum award, $2,000
- Offered to all full-time faculty (NTT and TT)
- Individual faculty may only be awarded this grant twice
Reporting Accomplished Professional Outcomes
Faculty receiving URG funds for scholarly and creative productivity are required to report all Accomplished Professional Outcomes through Watermark Faculty Success.
A check-box tag indicating "University Research Grant Outcome" is located at the bottom of each activity screen in Watermark Faculty Success when submitting information in the Scholarship/Research section. Checking the box reports the activity as a URG funded project; this information is collected each October by the college and provided to the Associate Vice President for Research.
Timeline for Reporting Outcomes
If the research was funded between July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023, the applicant should submit outcomes by October 1, 2023. For Accomplished Outcomes that occur over multiple years, faculty will be required to update any final URG reporting in Watermark Faculty Success by October 1, 2024. Faculty will be ineligible for future URG awards if Accomplished Outcomes are not reported by the appropriate deadline(s).