The University of Illinois is home to many research facilities. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research provides resources for research ethics and the responsible conduct of research. They oversee research-related offices and programs, including:
- Institutional Review Board
- Division of Research Safety
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
- Division of Animal Resources
- Agricultural Animal Care and Use Program
The National Center on Professional and Research Ethics (NCPRE) is located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The NCPRE, funded by the National Science Foundation, has digital resources and online communities to share best practices for research ethics.
The University Library is one of the largest libraries in the nation with over 24 million items. This guide to the library resources is a good place to start. The Library includes many subject area libraries which all share the same online catalog. You can also look up the subject specialists for your research areas. The Library offers the Savvy Researcher workshops that provide training on tools to enhance your research.
Many postdoctoral researchers develop their grant writing skills and expand their knowledge of avenues for funding their research.
- Grants.gov for federal grant opportunities
- Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) database of funding opportunities from federal, state and private sponsors
- Grant Forward (formerly IRIS) database
- Biomedical sciences postdoctoral fellowships listing from the University of California at Berkeley
- Individual agencies, foundations or companies
Proposal Development and Writing
- Proposal Writing Resources
- Friedland, Andrew J.,Folt, Carol L.,Writing Successful Science Proposals. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2000. Print copy in the University Library.
- Yang, Otto O. Guide To Effective Grant Writing: How To Write A Successful NIH Grant Application. New York : Kluwer Academic, 2005. Print copy in the University Library.
- Ogden, Thomas E., Goldberg, Israel A., Research Proposals: A Guide to Success - 3rd edition. Elsevier, 2002. Print copy in the University Library.
Online Articles & Presentations
- “Why all early postdocs should write major grants as PI” Lekki Frazier-Wood, 2011
- “10 things I wish I’d known before I wrote my K99”, Vargo-Gogola
- “Grant writing and funding opportunities for postdoctoral researchers”, M. Kerry O'Banion
- “The art of grantsmanship” , Jacob Kraicer
- "Insider's Guide to Peer Review for Applicants", Rozanne Sandri-Goldin
Submission and Review
The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration (OSPRA) reviews proposals for outside funding and submits the proposals to the federal, state or private sponsor. When submitting a proposal, you will first work with your departmental grants administrator before it is forwarded to OSPRA. Learn more about OSPRA and find resources to assist your proposal development.
- OBFS Manual, Section 16.1.1 – Requirements of Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (OMB Circular A-21)
- OBFS Manual, Section 16.1.5 - Sponsored Projects Administration
- FY12 Indirect Cost and Fringe Benefit Rates
- Grants.gov Applicant User Guide and Applicant Training Video