Funding Priorities

Create A Living Legacy

Private support opportunities exist at each of our three campuses, and cover a range of priorities. One of the top priorities of the University is to increase its endowment, creating living legacies that span generations.

Determining which gift opportunities are best for your charitable interests and financial objectives is easy. Simply select a campus and submit your query. Or, enter a keyword into the priority search box below to perform a search. You’ll be provided with a listing of University support opportunities that have the greatest significance to you.

Once you have determined your priority, contact the Foundation for more information.



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Globalizing the Liberal Arts: Springfield


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is becoming a model in globalizing the curriculum and in preparing citizens for lifelong learning and effective participation in an interdependent, diverse and rapidly changing world. It does this by drawing on existing strengths in study abroad and a general education curriculum with comparative and international perspectives, as well as emerging online partnerships with selected="true" colleges and universities in other countries.

Graduate Assistantships: Springfield


To recruit and retain the best and brightest students for research purposes, UIS needs to be able to stay competitive and offer more graduate student fellowships and assistantships.

Graduate Fellowships: Springfield


To recruit and retain the best and brightest students for research purposes, UIS needs to be able to stay competitive and offer more graduate student fellowships and assistantships.

Grainger Engineering Library Endowment Fund: Urbana-Champaign


Support is needed to maintain state-of-the-art technology systems and provide essential information through online subscription access to journals.

GSLIS Chair: Urbana-Champaign


An endowed Chair will enable GSLIS to attract, recruit and retain distinguished faculty whose research is critical to the advancement of library and information science and help to ensure its #1 national ranking.

GSLIS Faculty Research: Urbana-Champaign


Research funding is vital to maintaining our pre-eminence in digital libraries, children's literature and youth services while achieving prominence in social informatics.

GSLIS Multi-Disciplinary Programs: Urbana-Champaign


The creation of multi-disciplinary programs/projects will enable GSLIS to explore innovative ideas through research and scholarship.

GSLIS Professorship: Urbana-Champaign


In order to retain senior faculty and recruit rising academic stars, GSLIS must be able to provide endowed professorships.

GSLIS Re-Engineering of Library Education Experiment Program (LEEP): Urbana-Champaign


Funding will enable GSLIS to migrate successful on-line education program to contemporary, open-source software and continue to experiment with blending on-campus and online classes, online continuing education and collaboration with corporate partners.

GSLIS Research Centers Support: Urbana-Champaign


Research centers will enable GSLIS to build upon successful research, teaching and public engagement through coordinated and collaborative efforts.

GSLIS Research Collections Expansion: Urbana-Champaign


The interdisciplinary range of GSLIS research requires in-depth and up-to-date print and online collections.

GSLIS Scholarships/Fellowships: Urbana-Champaign


Merit- and need-based financial assistance allow GSLIS to recruit a diverse group of top-ranked students who have demonstrated academic excellence and will provide leadership in the 21st century for libraries and information science programs.