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Internal Funding Opportunities

Educational and Research Initiative Fund (ERIF)

DEADLINE: The application period for 2019 is now closed. Watch for a new announcement in 2020.

The objective of the ERIF program is to provide seed funding to initiate innovative multi-investigator, multidisciplinary research and education programs that will use the results obtained during the project period for developing proposals seeking external funding. Proposals on new research and education concepts that are multidisciplinary in scope are solicited.

2019 ERIF Grant Recipients

  • Alissa Haedt-Matt (PSYCH) and Aron Culotta (CS)

WISER 2019 CSFG Program

WISER Issues Request for Proposals for 2019 CSFG Program (formerly ISFG)

DEADLINE: The application period for 2019 is now closed. Watch for a new announcement in 2020.

Please note::  All proposals must be submitted electronically directly to Margaret Murphy, WISER Assistant Director and Program Outreach Manager, with a copy to  osrp@iit.edu, in conformance with the WISER 2019 CSFG Proposal Submission Guidelines.

IIT’s Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) has issued a Request for Proposals for the 2019 Cross-Disciplinary Seed Funding Grants (CSFG) program.  Initiated in 2009, the CSFG program is designed to support and enhance new and innovative multidisciplinary research concepts that are expected to attract major external funding in areas of national interest related to energy and sustainability. The CSFG program provides IIT faculty with both the opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary research initiatives and to obtain proof of their innovative proposal concepts, which will enable them to develop more nationally competitive proposals. 

All questions should be directed to Margaret Murphy, WISER Assistant Director and Program Outreach Manager. You can also reach Margaret via phone at 312-567-6881.

2019 WISER Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Grant Recipients. For more information click here.

  • PI: Mohammad Asadi (ChBE), CoPIs: Wei Chen (MMAE), Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • PI: Baisravan Homchaudhuri (MMAE), CoPIs: Tomoko Ichikawa (ID)
  • PI: Andre Rogachev (CHEM), CoPIs: Braja Mandal (CHEM), Carlo Segre (PHYS)
  • PI: Braja Mandal (CHEM), Co-PI: Leon SHaw (MMAE)

Starr/Fieldhouse Research Fellowship

DEADLINE: The application period for 2019 is now closed. Watch for a new announcement in 2020.

Merit based research scholarships made possible through a generous donation from the Starr Foundation and IIT's capital campaign match to honor Mr. Irv Fieldhouse.
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2019 Starr-Fieldhouse Recipients

  • Sami Khairy (ECE)

Sigma Xi/IIT Awards for Excellence in University Research

DEADLINE: The application period for 2019 is now closed. Watch for a new announcement in 2020.

Awards will be granted in recognition of the recipients’ significant accomplishments in research, scholarship, or creative activity while teaching or studying at IIT. Full-time faculty members and full-time graduate students at IIT are eligible for consideration.

To be considered for a Sigma Xi award, the faculty member or graduate student must be nominated by an IIT faculty member.

2019 Sigma Xi/IIT Award Winners

  • Junior Faculty Category:  David Minh (CHEM)
  • Junior Faculty Category: Lin Cai (ECE)
  • Graduate Student Category:  Elahe Moazzen (CHEM)

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Toprani Undergraduate Research Award

Congratulations to Pranjal Srivastava - Toprani Undergraduate Research Award winner for 2019!

Subodh K. Toprani (BS ’77, MS’82) and Shraddha Toprani have provided a generous donation to Illinois Tech. The purpose of the Toprani Undergraduate Research Award is to provide financial assistance to international undergraduate students for summer semester research projects. The award will provide funding to one undergraduate student in the amount of $5,200 for the summer.

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