CAS URG Submission & Review System

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences University Research Grant (URG) Submission & Review System. This system is used to apply for and review applications for University Research Grants for the College of Arts and Sciences.

The CAS URG program exists to:

  • Foster research and creative efforts across the College
  • Stimulate development and submission of external grant proposals
  • Support development of the research and creative programs of new faculty members.

Illinois State University defines research as: "A formal procedure which contributes to the expansion of basic knowledge or applies such knowledge to the solutions of problems in society or exemplifies creative expression in a specific field of study. The results of the research are communicated to professionals outside the university through a peer review process in a manner appropriate to the discipline."

Full-time pre-tenured and tenured CAS faculty members, except for those currently serving on the CAS Research Proposal Review Committee (RPRC), are eligible to apply for University Research Grants.

The URG program includes four grant programs (NFIG, PFIG, SFF, and FRA) that are designed to work in an incremental and complementary way to support diverse research and creative program development resource needs at different stages of faculty careers.

More information can be found in the URG program guidelines.