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:
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.