The Bureau of Educational Research conducts targeted funding opportunity searches for College faculty seeking research or research affiliated funding. This service is available by appointment with the Associate Director for Operations or Proposal Development Staff. The Bureau also interprets and disseminates updated information with regard to funder policies and procedural submission changes.
External Funding Opportunities
For information on federal education funding opportunities please visit the following :
- National Science Foundation
- Institute of Education Sciences
- US Department of Education
- National Institutes of Health
For information on select Foundation opportunities, see the list below. Please contact the Bureau if you plan to submit to any foundation as there may be campus protocols which must be followed.
LIMITED Submissions(external opportunities restricted by a per-institution cap on the number of proposals accepted by the sponsor)
- Campus Limited Submission Process
- UIUC Campus Limited Submission Process
Featured External Research Funding Opportunity
The NSF Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies Program funds research that advances technologies which specifically focus on the experiences of learners; innovations that simply focus on making teaching easier are not funded under this solicitation. Proposals that focus on teachers or facilitators as learners are invited; the aim of “Cyberlearning” proposals is to assist teachers and facilitators learn to make the learning experiences of learners more effective. NSF Cyberlearning proposals must address three program specific thrusts and awards are made in three categories, each focusing on a different stage of research and development: Exploration (EXP), Design and Implementation (DIP), and Integration (INT). The program will also support small Capacity-Building Projects (CAP), e.g., conferences, workshops, and partnership-building activities. For proposal deadlines and additional information, please visit: Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Please contact the Bureau as early as possible if you are interested in this or other submission opportunities.