eRA Information: In Case of System Errors, Please Refrain From Submitting Again


Oct 22

eRA has been experiencing some intermittent system issues when processing application submissions. We are proactively catching and reprocessing applications that are receiving system errors, whenever possible, within an hour of their submission. If you receive a system error, please refrain from submitting the application again. We will reprocess it. But please be sure to contact the helpdesk if you have any concerns, or if you fear the delay will result in a late submission.

New Release of Federal RePORTER


Oct 13

A new release of Federal RePORTER is now online. Federal RePORTER contains detailed, searchable data on Federally funded science projects, grants, and awards.

The new release greatly expands the number of agencies in Federal RePORTER. Additions include:

US Department of Agriculture research agencies:

  • Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
  • National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
  • US Forest Service

Health and Human Services operating units:

Campus Research Board (CRB) - 2014 Pilot Grant Program


Sep 26

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the 2014 OVCR (aka CRB) Pilot grant program. Awards support the development of preliminary data or other materials necessary for new extramural submissions, or in some cases, resubmission of external applications based upon sponsor reviews.

Pilot Grants are available for any disciplinary area of research falling within the Basic Life Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Natural Sciences & Engineering or the Social Sciences.

Proof of Concept Acceleration Workshop Series


Sep 18

Innovate@UIC invites all UIC faculty, students, staff, and peers interested in commercializing complex research to join us for our Proof of Concept Acceleration Workshop Series.

Produced in concert with the UIC Chancellors Innovation Fund, the series is designed to support recipients of the funds, current and future applicants and any researcher interested in taking an idea from the lab to market and exploring this critical proof of concept stage. The series is aimed at academic innovators conducting market oriented technology development.