Research Development

Expertise for planning and developing health research

IHSI’s Research Development team works directly with Illinois investigators to expand health sciences research. The team provides proposal development support, offers grant seeking workshops and resources, and coordinates campus-wide responses to local and national funding priorities.

Request Research Development Support

Contact the IHSI research development team to discuss support for your research project. The IHSI research development team will work with you to determine feasibility and alignment with priority areas.

Contact the Research Development Team

Proposal Development Support

With diverse scientific backgrounds, our team of research development professionals directly support Illinois investigators pursuing various types of health-related research grants. These partnerships build our campus research portfolio and create pathways for large, multi-PI grants and centers.

  • Assessment of feasibility and campus priority
  • Strategic planning
  • Project team coordination
  • Project management
  • Sample proposals, templates, and boilerplate text
  • Review proposals for completeness, compliance, and alignment with the solicitation
  • Connection to partners and IHSI core resources

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Grant Seeking Programs

Our grant seeking programs help to increase awareness of funding opportunities and encourage development of high-quality proposals.  

  • NIH Grant Writing Series
  • DoD Grant Seeking Workshop
  • Peer Accountability Writing Groups

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Funding Priorities 

As a campus-wide institute, we work across disciplines to leverage our university’s strengths in the health sciences.  

  • Government agency relations in consultation with Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC
  • Knowledge of research expertise across campus units
  • Coordination of interdisciplinary research teams to respond to funding opportunities

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Researcher Spotlight

Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, PhD

Health Equity & Brain Health
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Community Health

“By sharing mothers’ stories through my findings, I can inform services and resources directed at addressing mothers’ mental health needs.”

Meet Prof. Lara-Cinisomo

Connect With Us

Gillian Snyder

Assistant Director for Research
(217) 333-6709

Margret Berg, PhD

Faculty Education & Training
(217) 333-9021

Brandi Barnes

Health Equity
(217) 300-7418

Contact the Research Development team 

We look forward to working with you! Please contact us with questions about our programs or to discuss partnership opportunities. 

Emily Stone

Community-Academic Partnerships
(217) 300-6360

Kelsey Hassevoort

Community-Academic Partnerships
(217) 300-1915

Lea Ann Carson

Clinical Partnerships
(217) 333-0722