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SIU's Office of Sponsored Projects Administration can help you to find external funding opportunities, submit grant proposals, manage grants, meet compliance requirements, and more.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research offers several cross-disciplinary programs to provide financial support to faculty.  Investigators are encouraged to check with their colleges for internal grant opportunities.

 Apply for funds dedicated to research instruments maintenance, repair or replacement of major shared research equipment, and the purchase of research equipment.

The Vice Chancellor for Research is allocating funds to support the development of large collaborative grant proposals with the goal to facilitate the submission of highly competitive funding requests to federal agencies.

PDS funds shall specifically facilitate the submission of large collaborative grant proposals with minimum proposed budget of $1,000,000 coming to SIU Carbondale (i.e. excluding subcontracts) and carrying full F&A (exceptions will be considered), and a minimum of three participating PIs from SIU.

PDS is specifically designated to support the proposal development process. PIs can request PDS to cover a variety of expenses that may arise during the Pre-Submission phase. Examples of expenses for which PDS funds may be requested include, but are not limited to:

  • Travel support to facilitate meeting external collaborators or funding agencies;
  • Acquisition of consumables or use of equipment and facilities to generate preliminary data;
  • RA or postdoc support

PDS funds may not be used for faculty or staff salaries. FY25 PDS Guidelines

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) will assist SIU faculty who are presenting research or creative activities at regional, state, national, and international conferences or professional, by reimbursing up to $500 for one professional event per academic year

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The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) will cover ½ of the expenses of a faculty member (up to $1,000 per academic year) to meet with funding agencies, program offices, and Foundations to explore sponsored program opportunities.