Implementation Grant

The Implementation Grant provides funding to support activities and/or programs across campus that seek to specifically address one or more actions under the priorities outlined in the Vision 2030 Global Strategy. Proposals that arise from collaborations across one or more academic or administrative units are highly encouraged. This grant is funded by the Office of the Provost and administratively supported by Illinois International.


All units and departments at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Multiple awards of up to $15,000 each are possible. Total funding for this initiative is $150,000.

Award Conditions

  • 30% of awarded amount in matching funds from an additional source (university academic or administrative unit, external source, etc.) to support the implementation of the proposed program or activity.
  • All university policies apply, including export control regulations.
  • Ineligible expenses include salaries/stipends, individual use equipment, or student scholarships.

Award Conditions

  • Detailed Proposal. Summarize the following:
    • Lead unit representative contact information
    • Activity or program title
    • Description of how the activity or program directly contributes to the achievement of the selected action(s) outlined under the Vision 2030 Global Strategy priorities (up to 250 words)
    • Expected outcomes and metrics (up to 250 words)
    • Program sustainability plans (i.e., beyond the life of the grant)
  • Itemized Budget with Narrative. Briefly explain each expense item (up to 250 words).
  • Letter of Program Approval/Support. Sent from direct supervisor stating the benefit to the unit/department and/or university.

Post-Award Requirements

  • Outcomes Report. A two-page report summarizing the activities completed and outcomes achieved is due within 30 days of completion of the activity/program.
  • Public Presentation. If requested, a willingness to present information about the funded activity to university-wide audience during an Illinois International sponsored event.
  • Share Experience. While the exact format may vary, the recipient is expected to share their perspective and experience to help inform future grantees and promote the university’s Vision 2030 Global Strategy.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are depleted. However, please note that due to summer schedule conflicts, any applications submitted after May 17 will not be reviewed until mid-July. To submit, use the online Webtools form.

Applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty and staff. Every effort will be made to send notifications within eight weeks of the application submission date.


For additional information or questions, please e-mail

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