Extension & Public Engagement Connection Center

For staff and faculty

Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Extension (ICE) grants fund collaborative work among University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty and Extension staff. ICE grants will support discovery and translation of UIUC-based research into applied information and education that will be disseminated through Extension’s statewide network with the goal of applied use by the target audience. Awards provide up to $60,000 per project over two years. The next call for proposals will be released in Spring 2020.

For partners

The Illini Science Policy Fellowship is a unique opportunity for government offices that work in University of Illinois Extension’s critical issue areas – food, economy, environment, community, and health. The program will match highly motivated and qualified graduate students from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with Illinois public agencies or the legislature for a 12-month paid fellowship. Hosts provide an educational opportunity to fellows who will, in turn, provide substantial professional contributions to the office, drawing from the latest scientific and disciplinary advances at U of I’s flagship campus. Host applications are being accepted through January 31, 2020.

For students

Graduate students who are interested in exploring public service careers, and who are completing their degree at UIUC, are encouraged to apply to the Illini Science Policy Fellowship. Applications will open in February 2020.