The Extension & Public Engagement Connection Center is a portal for the University of Illinois community to connect with Extension for public impact-focused scholarship. We help individuals find partners with common interests to pursue applied research, teaching, and outreach through the deeply rooted Extension network, in order to deliver positive impacts for Illinois residents.

The Connection Center is a new initiative of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, established in 2019. With financial support from Extension and the Office of the Provost, the Connection Center will begin offering training, grants, and fellowship opportunities in 2020 to support collaborations between University of Illinois faculty, students, public partners, and Extension.