Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Research and Professional Development Fund Application Deadline

The School of Graduate Studies would like to remind you of the upcoming deadline for submission of applications for the Graduate Student Research and Professional Development Fund. The last day to submit materials to be considered for the spring/summer semesters is February 15. Applications should be submitted to your department chairperson as each department may only submit a total of five applications per award period. Departments will review all applications and submit the selected five to the Graduate School by March 1. A sub-committee of the Graduate Council will meet shortly after that date to select the final award recipients.

 This fund is designed to support student research projects and presentations, scholarly activities, and professional development opportunities. Guidelines and the application for the award can be found online respectively at: and Sample proposals are available at:

 Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the School of Graduate Studies at  (309) 298-1806, toll-free at 877-WIU-GRAD, or by emailing