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ORED Announces RISE Program for New Internal Funding Opportunities

January 04, 2019

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) has opportunities for a new internal funding program: RISE (Research, Infrastructure and Scholarly Excellence) for supporting research, scholarly and creative activities across all disciplines at U of I. RISE grants are intended to enhance the competitiveness of future proposals submitted to external sponsors and/or result in publications, patents, awards, performances or other avenues.

"I am excited to roll out RISE today as a continued commitment from ORED to move the U of I research enterprise forward," said Vice President Janet Nelson. These programs, outlined here, are divided into three categories: Research Project Support, Scholarly and Programmatic Support and Travel Support. Each program will be announced when open for applications in the 2019 spring semester. The Meet Your Sponsor and Jumpstart programs will be the first to be released. Questions can be directed to

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