The College of Education University Research Grant (URG) Program is governed by the associate dean for Research and the College Research Committee.
Illinois State University defines research as "a formal procedure which contributes to the expansion of basic knowledge or applies such knowledge to the solution of problems in society or exemplifies creative expression in a specific field of study. The results of research must be communicated to professionals outside the University through a peer review process in a manner appropriate to the discipline" (University Research Committee, 1984).
The College of Education University Research Grant (URG) Program is designed to:
All URG applications and Professional Outcomes forms have moved to Formstack. We do not accept paper applications or outcomes forms. There is one application and outcomes form for First-Year, Research Fellowship, and External Grant Development URGs. There is a separate application and outcomes form for Small Grant URGs. The links to applications and outcomes forms can be found below.
If you submit an application that requires a signature, your application will be routed to your Chair/Director for approval. If you have any questions or issues with the Formstack applications, please contact Jennifer Dodson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In place of face-to-face workshops to assist with URG submissions, please review the URG Training PowerPoint for explanations of each type of URG along with suggestions on submissions. Examples provided below.