Developing and submitting external proposals is considerably easier with an understanding of how the process works at UIC, and where to find guidance at various stages of that process.

The Office of Research Services (ORS) is authorized to the review, approve and in most instances submit proposals to external sponsors on behalf UIC faculty at the Chicago, Rockford and Peoria campuses. Proposals to federal and state agencies, industry and business entities, foundations and nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and other external organizations are submitted to ORS for institutional endorsement prior to formal submission to the sponsor.